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Southern sectors down in the dumps

The southern sectors of 37, 38 and 38 West are marked by neglected green patches and heaps of garbage in vacant lands. Though the southern part of the city is more populated than the northern areas, the municipal corporation (MC)has not deployed sufficient workforce here, it appears going by the squalor.

chandigarh Updated: Nov 20, 2014 17:07 IST
Monica Sharma
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The southern sectors of 37, 38 and 38 West are marked by neglected green patches and heaps of garbage in vacant lands.
Though the southern part of the city is more populated than the northern areas, the municipal corporation (MC)has not deployed sufficient workforce here, it appears going by the squalor. Garbage is strewn on roadsides, especially near markets.

The green belts of Sector 37 have been littered, with no effort gone into their maintenance. Plastic waste has been thrown all over the green cover near the government quarters in Sector 37 C.

Even the vacant space near a temple opposite the government quarters in Sector 37 B is filled with garbage.

Keshav Kumar, a resident of Sector 37, says the sweepers seem to merely fulfill a formality by removing waste only from the roadsides.

The entry to Sector 38 is refreshingly clean. And the green patches here have also been taken care of. However, garbage is piled up along the roads. The sanitation workers sweep the filth off the roads and push it to the sides.

The vacant land next to the Sector-38 government school, facing a residential area, is used as a dump yard. The area just behind Vivek High School, which faces a gurdwara, is also in a similar condition.

Tarun Nair, a resident of Sector 38, said the sweepers did not have the necessary equipment such as wheel barrows to remove garbage.

In Sector 38 West, the area which houses the HIG flats has been maintained well with residents themselves taking responsibility for the place.

Garbage is regularly removed and disposed of properly, which keeps the roadsides tidy. But the area behind these flats populated by economically weaker sections is in a bad shape. Garbage has been dumped next to a taxi stand on a vacant plot here.

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