Residents come up with ideas to reduce garbage problem

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Apr 14, 2014 12:24 IST

Trying to find a solution to reduce the piles of garbage opposite DLF City-5 condominiums is becoming an exercise in futility.

The residents of Arjun colony, a slum situated on the banks of the drain, throw their waste there saying that they do not have any other place to do so.

Two residents of DLF City-5 have now taken an initiative of getting the drain cleaned and placing garbage bins with a hope that more residents and RWAs would join them.

A resident of Westend Heights, Shabnam Oberoi said that she will place dustbins near the slum where Arjun colony residents can throw their garbage. “Our aim is to create a clean and a green city. I have also started ‘Together We Can Gurgaon’ group, on a social networking site to spread awareness,” she said. Another resident, Eva Rajput, of DLF City 5 is helping her with this initiative. “The page got 130 likes in just three hours,” she added.

Private contractors chosen by the DLF collect garbage of those living in condominiums on the other side of the road.

Meanwhile, the workers of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) complained that they have been throwing three tractors of garbage every day, since the past 20 days.

“There are 20 workers who get into the drains and clean them with their hands. There is a dire need for bins here as the residents of Arjun colony don’t have any place to throw waste. It is disappointing to see piles of garbage every day when we come here,” said Rohit Sheikh, supervisor of MCG’s sanitation workers.

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