EDMC to eliminate all dhalaos; space to be utilised for other purposes
Delhi: If the tall claims of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) are to be believed, the people living under its jurisdiction may witness tremendous change in cleanliness at their localities in coming days.
All the existing dhalaos (garbage dumping spot), in residential colonies, along side roads or located at anywhere, which is creating nuisance to the people, will be eliminated.
Delhi’s municipal body, which is undoubtedly facing tough task for collecting waste from dhalaos on daily basis and ensuring better civic facilities to the residents so far, is now planning to make East Delhi free of dhalaos. As per the EDMC plan, all the existing dhalaos will be converted into reading rooms, recreation centers for senior citizens and libraries.
“We are going to completely eliminate the provision of dhalaos. The waste will not be collected from any of the dhalaos and it will be sent to landfill sites directly. All the dhalaos will be converted into reading rooms, recreation centers for senior citizens and libraries. For this project, all necessary arrangements will be done,” said Nirmal Singh, Leader of House in EDMC.
It would be pertinent to mention that these dhalaos have been a bigger concern for the people in East Delhi. Rotting garbage left at dhalaos for more than two days or even sometimes for a week are, undoubtedly, causing huge inconvenience to people. They are forced to live with filth and bad smell.
For last two and a half years, CitySpidey has been reporting about poor maintenance of dhalaos, especially in residential colonies and it has learnt that even residential colonies which are considered as posh colonies are facing the same issue.
For instance, residents of Mayur Vihar 1 and Mayur Vihar Extension, Vasundhara Enclave and IP Extension have been regularly complaining about ill-management of dhalaos and even requesting to eliminate it.
BJP-run municipal corporation has also planned to install streetlights on existing roads in areas where Co-operative Group Housing Societies (CGHS) are located.