Sector 50 in Noida raises a stink, authority says it hasn’t got a complaint yet
Site along the road that heads towards Sector 50 market is littered with piles of garbage, turning the area into a zone for stray animals and leaving the neighbourhood with no place to walk or drive in the eveningnoida Updated: May 20, 2017 23:21 IST
The residents and pedestrians are irked over the continuous dumping of garbage near Swarn Jayanti Rail Nagar Society in Sector 50. Heaps of garbage are being dumped every day, causing damage to the green belt in the area.
Residents said they have been taking up the issue with Noida Authority for the last five years but officials have taken no action. Administration lethargy has turned the area into a zone for stray animals, leaving the neighbourhood with no place to walk or drive in the evening.
The site is along the road which heads towards Sector 50 market and people have to bear with a terrible odour as the road is littered with piles of garbage. Locals said that they want the area to be cleaned and those found dumping the garbage should be imposed fine.
On an average, three trolleys of waste collected from various areas, restaurants and eateries are unloaded at the site, leading to foul smell and concentration of stray animals. Residents claimed that sometimes private agencies pick garbage to make manure out of it.
“The situation is deteriorating with each passing day. It is taking a toll upon the health of residents living nearby. It can be cleaned and beautified and we have been taking up the issue with Noida authority for almost five years,” said Neha Singh, a resident of F block in Sector 50.
Meanwhile, people in their luxury cars also come to the site late in evenings only to fill the site with litter. There is no restriction on anyone.
“The Noida authority should have a plan at least for the scientific disposal of garbage. If it continues, there is fear of epidemic,” said Singh.
Inaction by authorities has aggravated the problems for pedestrians. Due to foul smell and contaminated water flowing on the road, they have to take a long detour from the main road. However, the officials denied that residents took up the matter with them.
“The residents haven’t taken up the matter with me. I am unaware of it. Now that the problem has been brought to my notice, it will be resolved,” said Saumya Srivastava, deputy chief executive officer, Noida Authority.
First Published: May 20, 2017 23:19 IST