Though several organisations and local authorities are focussing on cleanliness these days, littering of roads is still a common sight in the city.
Whenever a function or event takes place, the venue and the roads nearby can be seen littered. Club Road is the latest example of such an incident which gave a shabby look after a cycle rally was organised here on Sunday morning. The waste material included disposable plates, packed food products and other things.
Several events, drives and campaigns are organised regularly on making the city neat and clean.
Such incidents seem to have defeated the campaigns like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which has been kicked off by the central government to ensure cleanliness.
Municipal corporation (MC) commissioner GK Singh Dhaliwal had recently given directions that waste should not be thrown on roads while organising rallies, events and campaigns.
Whenever langars (community kitchen) are organised, the waste is thrown on public places and roads.
Municipal corporation has directed the religious organisations and NGOs to ensure availability of dustbins while holding langars or other drives so that the people may not litter the roads.
City residents are appealing to the authorities to place dustbins at different locations in the city so that during such rallies and events, people can throw the waste material in the bins.
"MC should impose heavy fine on the persons, who throw waste on the roads and other public places. This will deter others,"said a city resident.
Littered roads are a common sight as several rallies and other events take place in Ludhiana on regular basis. Campaigns are being organised on cleanliness but nothing practical is being done to ensure that. The people responsible for littering the public places should face action.
Kanwaljit Singh, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar resident
MC should keep a check on the areas where events and rallies take place. Dustbins should be installed at different locations in the city as people will throw the garbage in it. Heavy fine should be imposed fine on the errant persons.
Indermohan, Rajguru Nagar resident
Organisers should take the responsibility of the garbage which is left out after the conclusion of the event. MC should direct the organisers on cleanliness and tell them that heavy fine will be imposed if anyone is found littering the public places.
Gurpreet Gogi, Ward 53
Most of the times, the litter is cleaned by the workers concerned. If there is any waste left out in the city, it will be cleaned on Tuesday.
Amarjeet Singh Sekhon, chief of health and sanitation wing of MC