Lack of equipment mars garbage collection here

  • Monica Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 22, 2014 00:04 IST

Garbage left piled on roadsides by sweepers after cleaning the place, because of the lack of necessary implements such as wheel barrows, is a major problem in Sectors 34, 35 and 44 here.

Sector 34, which largely consists of commercial outlets, requires plenty of attention. Even though bins have been placed, litter is thrown around them, rather than into them. The entry to the sector from the side of the traffic lights, especially, faces this problem. The spot is close to the Sector-34 police station and the gurdwara.

The vacant space near the Circus Grounds here is also littered.

However, the green patches of this sector are free from litter.

Sector 35, which comprises of both commercial establishments and residences, does not fare well either.

In the area behind hotels, stagnant water and junk are a common sight.

There is a stretch of green cover next to the house of Bahujan Samajwadi Party councillor Jannat Jahan. He is not the area councillor, but the park is littered with tetra packs and plastic waste.

The area opposite Guru Gobind Singh School has also been dirtied.

Rakesh Thakur, a resident of Sector 35, said, “The safai karamcharis alone cannot keep the place clean. Residents should also contribute." In Sector 44, parks, green stretches and other vacant plots have been turned into dump yards with plastic bags of litter casually thrown around.

As one moves further, in Sector 44 B one can see garbage piled up in a vacant spot opposite a gurdwara. The park facing the Sector-44 B market also has plastic bags of garbage. The inner roads also suffer the same fate with plastic waste being a common sight.

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