Garbage dump on vacant plot in Noida’s Sector 50 raises a stink
The site is located along the road that connects Sector 51 with Sector 78. Residents said that many sanitation workers and garbage collectors carry piles of waste in their rickshaws and dump it in the area.Updated: Sep 10, 2017 22:31 IST
Residents and commuters in Sector 50 are facing problems because of the garbage being dumped on an open plot along the road near Overseas Apartment society in the sector. Residents said they have also taken up the matter with Noida authority for redressal.
The site is located along the road that connects Sector 51 with Sector 78. A primary collection centre has already been constructed but mounds of garbage continue to be littered outside it. Residents said that many sanitation workers and garbage collectors carry piles of waste in their rickshaws and dump it in the area.
Residents raised health concerns and said that the stench from the garbage pile makes it hard for them to walk on the road. “The Noida authority is not adopting any scientific method for the disposal of the garbage. On stepping out of our homes, we have to hold our nose tightly closed to avoid the foul smell,” said Ankit Singh, a resident of Overseas Apartments in Sector 50.
Singh said that the situation has been worsening because the machines are not sent to the site regularly to lift the piles of garbage. In a day, more than 20 rickshaws of garbage are being dumped at the site, residents alleged.
Manoj Rastogi, also of Overseas Apartments, said that the collection was centre was constructed three years ago and since the problem has been perennial since. He said, “Officials should ensure that garbage is dumped inside the collection centre so that the public is not affected. I have been writing to Noida authority but they are not taking it seriously.”
Residents also complained that the stretch along the site has developed potholes and the surface is broken at various points. They said that the Noida authority should take steps to immediately fix the problems.
RK Mishra, additional chief executive officer of Noida authority said, “The matter has been brought to light and we will ensure that the garbage is lifted regularly and the site is cleaned. The road will be also repaired at the earliest.”
First Published: Sep 10, 2017 22:31 IST