Locals seize MCG truck, 4 others for ‘illegal’ dumping
Vigilant Sector 10 residents on Thursday night prevented dumping of garbage ‘illegally’ in a vacant plot here. They also seized five truck-trolleys. There were heated exchanges between residents and drivers. Dhananjay Jha reports.india Updated: Jan 14, 2012 00:18 IST
Vigilant Sector 10 residents on Thursday night prevented dumping of garbage ‘illegally’ in a vacant plot here. They also seized five truck-trolleys. There were heated exchanges between residents and drivers.
“We did not allow the trolleys to leave. Since the situation was getting out of control, we informed the police. Since the police did not respond, we had to take the drivers to the police station,” said Hari Pratap Kaushik, president, Sector 10 Resident Welfare Association.
One of the trucks had Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) written on it.
The remaining four had Rajasthan registration numbers, police said.
“We also informed MCG officials and our local representatives but nothing came out of it,” said another resident. He said the trolleys had been dumping garbage collected from the grain and vegetable markets that comes under the MCG jurisdiction.
MCG officials, including sanitation in-charge Dr Aruna Sangwan, chief engineer BS Singroha and joint commissioner YS Gupta, claimed they have no information.
“If the contractor has been authorised by the MCG, he can face strict action as per provisions of the law. I will inquire into the matter,” said joint commissioner YS Gupta.