Plenty of cleaning up to do for Sectors 23, 24 and 36
In spite of door-to-door garbage collection in the city, Sectors 23, 24 and 36 — which are dotted with garbage piles and plastic waste — have a long way to go. Among these southern areas, even Sector 36 — the cleanest of the lot — has plenty of cleaning up to do.chandigarh Updated: Nov 22, 2014 15:33 IST
In spite of door-to-door garbage collection in the city, Sectors 23, 24 and 36 — which are dotted with garbage piles and plastic waste — have a long way to go.
Among these southern areas, even Sector 36 — the cleanest of the lot — has plenty of cleaning up to do.
The upscale Sector 36 has one and two-kanal bungalows with a lot of green cover. But, these stretches have not been maintained well. The area in front of Alliance Française, just behind the MCM DAV College, looks as if it hasn’t been cleaned in months as there are heaps of garbage. Plastic waste is also a common sight in the green stretch opposite the MCM College.
Rashmi Khurana, a resident, said, “We clean the area ourselves. The sweepers also should clean the outer roads and green belts.”
In Sector 23, construction debris left lying around on roadsides is a common sight. Sand and gravel have been left near the government quarters in Sector 23 C. Heaps of garbage can also be seen on the green belt facing the Sector-23 market; next to the swimming pool; and outside Bal Bhawan where filth has been strewn outside the bin.
However, the inner roads are cleaner. Unlike other sectors, waste has not been left to pile up on roadsides here. Nevertheless, the inner lanes of 23 D require better maintenance.
Although, safai karamcharis carry out door-to-door garbage collection, the routine should be regularised.
It is surprising that Sector 24, which largely houses government accommodation and even judges’ houses, has not been maintained well.
Near the Saini Bhawan, almost all the green stretches are in dire need of attention as plastic covers and tetra packs have been dumped all over.
Even those near the quarters of IAS officers are in a bad shape.
While Class-4 employees claim that they maintain the areas, the reality is quite different.