Ludhiana: Stinking garbage on Gill road leaves residents peeved

  • Sukhpreet Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 17, 2015 18:14 IST

The residents of the city are a harried lot these days due to the non-removal of the waste material from the roads.

The people say that the municipal corporation (MC) has failed to provide a clean environment as the employees, after
cleaning the sewerage manholes, throw the wastes nearby on the road and then such material is not lifted for days. The foul smell emanating from the garbage hassles the commuters.

The employees of the municipal corporation are cleaning the sewerage on two roads near Gill road. According to the commuters as well as the shopkeepers nearby, the employees concerned are working for the cleaning of sewerage for the last two months on Gill Road but after cleaning the sewerage manholes, they throw the garbage out on the roads, which is usually not lifted.

The unlifted garbage is then scattered further by the vehicles plying on the road, thus giving a shabby look to the area.

The residents, mainly commuters want the authorities concerned to take appropriate action to maintain cleanliness on the roads.

Talking to HT, a few shopkeepers, who wished their names not to be published, said the situation worsens during rainy days as the wastes create foul smell, making it tough for them to sit in their shops.

Also, the waste becomes breeding spot for mosquitoes and flies.

Besides, open manholes on the roads is another problem. These pose threat to the lives of the commuters, mainly those on two-wheelers. The open manholes are not visible during night hours, and no reflectors have been installed at such spots to make the commuters alert.

One open manhole can be seen in front of Rishi Dhaba on Gill road while the other one is there near scooter market on the same road.

The area residents want the MC to come up with a solution to their problems.


MC employees have been cleaning a manhole in front of my shop on Gill road for the last couple of weeks. But the waste is kept lying on the road, which emanates foul smell. Our workers find it tough to work in such a situation. MC should ensure that cleanliness is mantained on the roads. Dilip Singh

I pass through Gill road regularly. The cleaning work of sewerage is going on for a few weeks but the garbage is not lifted from the road. It can make two-wheeler drivers loose control over their vehicles. Besides, the garbage stinks. MC should do the needful.

Taranjit Singh


This problem proves negligence on the part of the authorities. I will talk to the officials concerned to make them take necessary steps so that the residents as well as the commuters may get a clean environment.

Jagbir Sokhi, ward 63


I will look into the matter and the area will be cleaned soon.

Manjit Singh, superintendent engineer of MC

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