The municipal council authorities have miserably failed in providing clean surrounding to Gurdaspur residents. Almost everyday, the collected garbage is being dumped on sides of almost all roads that make the surroundings stinking and polluted.
The garbage dumped along Trimu Road near old bus stand has always been a nuisance to the nearby shopkeepers and the passersby, who hold their breath while crossing the garbage dump.
Shopkeepers told Hindustan Times that they were forced to bear with foul smell because of their businesses otherwise they would have not stayed there even for a moment.
The garbage is often left scattered on the Trimu Road. Moreover, this garbage dump is adjacent to the outer wall of Government (Boys) Senior Secondary School.
This Trimu Road is one of the busiest roads of the town, which leads to Government College, Shivalik College, Gurukul College, St Soldier School, Tagore College, Tagore School, Gurdaspur Public School, Lotus Playway School, Adarsh School, Punjab and Sind Bank, State Bank of India and several big shops and business complexes, besides leading to over a hundred villages of the area. And thus, one can imagine the traffic on this road.
When contacted Gurdaspur sub-divisional magistrate-cum-municipal council administrator Tejinderpal Singh Sandhu told HT that he had already ordered regular disposal of the garbage, and he would further ensure whether they were complying with the instructions or not.
The garbage has not been lifted for last three days making the life of shopkeepers working near at Trimu Road miserable.
The customers avoid our shops as they will have to bear stinking atmosphere of scattered garbage on Trimu Road.
Om Parkash, confectionary vendor.