Viewed through the eyes of an outsider, two areas located at one end of the city – Sectors 67 and 68 – appear to have virtually turned into rubbish dumps with any clean place hard to find. These localities have been neglected by the authorities and even residents don’t seem to be bothered about the pervasive squalour. Though the MC’s office is situated in Sector 68, the area is not well maintained.
In both these sectors, several vacant plots of land have been converted into garbage dumps with locals complaining about the overriding stench. Heaps of garbage are piled up in residential areas with the inhabitants throwing household refuse out on the streets due to the absence of a proper garbage collection system.
Meanwhile, green patches continue to languish in a state of neglect. A huge ground near the entrance to Sector 68, adjacent to the Forest Complex, has become a vast dumping site with stray animals wandering around.
In both localities ‘malba’ (construction debris) can be seen dumped around with no one appearing to be bothered the least. Those constructing and renovating their houses do not give a second thought to leaving the debris on the streets, making it difficult for vehicles to pass through.