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Citizens group Watchdog Foundation launched a portal Thursday to redress civic grievances. www.thewatchdog.in directs you to officials responsible for filling potholes, clearing traffic congestion, preventing illegal parking and hawking, ensuring garbage collection and pulling up autorickshaw drivers for faulty meters. It also suggests ways to effectively tackle problems.
"The first issue we will raise is potholes that cause accidents and injuries," said Godfrey Dsouza, co-founder of the group.
He blamed the deteriorating state of civic amenities on lack of planning and coordination between governing authorities. "Multiple agencies are involved in infrastructure and civic projects and a lack of coordination between them has led to growing apathy toward our problems," said Dsouza. "Citizens can post genuine public interest complaints on the website. Useful suggestions will be drafted into a memorandum and handed over to the official concerned."
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