Eateries put hygiene on the back burner

  • Jyotsna Jalali, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2014 12:41 IST

While both Phase 5 and Phase 3B2 markets are famous for being equipped to cater to every need, one thing they miss is cleanliness.

Though the front side of the markets is relatively clean, the rear is full of filth and garbage.

Lack of dustbins amplifies the problem. The markets are mostly dominated by eateries, and for them the backside is nothing more than a dumping ground for both organic and inorganic waste. Showing scant regard for sanitation, workers of these eateries use the rear for peeling vegetables, washing utensils and clothes, and bathing, while allowing dirty water to flow to the roadside, leading to slush.

Passing the buck

The eateries do not dispose of the garbage in the required manner, considering it the job of government sanitation workers. This causes piling up of garbage and stench, much to the annoyance of passersby.

Inconsistent cleaning

Traders say markets are cleaned just once in the morning, sometimes not even that. This ensures the markets, which receive heavy footfall, remain littered.

Public toilets

The public toilets, which were built recently, are generally clean. But they need regular maintenance, as they are often found stinking.

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