With the municipal council safari karamcharis indefinite strike entering fourth day on Wednesday, the entire town is fast turning into a garbage dump as filth is left unattended in various locations of the Udhampur Municipality.
Huge heaps of garbage can be seen lying in every nook and corner of the town causing inconvenience to residents.
According information, 10 tonne of garbage come from houses and business establishments within the municipal limits of the city. The garbage is dumped along the roadside near Sathia Chowk, Sabzi Mandi, Meat Market, Town Hall just in front of the local MC office.
Irked over the non-lifting of garbage by the MC workers, the residents have held the state government as well as apathetic approach of the municipal council officials responsible for the problem.
"The garbage is lying scattered and unattended on the roadsides and in the streets of various localities and is emitting foul smell. It is an open invitation to diseases," rued Tarun Damania, a local businessman in the Gole market area.
Udhampur safai karamcharis' president Girdhari Lal said the strike would continue till the demand for regularising the workers is not fulfilled. When asked about the problems being faced by the general public due to their strike, he said, "We are aware of the problems of the common people and do not want to create problems for them but we have no other option. It is our compulsion to go on strike to pressurise the government."