Ghaziabad: It's been 30 days since the Raj Nagar Extension dumping yard shut down. Ghaziabad district’s roads, government hospital, court etc are dumped with garbage as it has not been cleared for the last 7 days. As there is no ground, streets have become a dump yard for household waste. Given the spread of Dengue, it causes a need for alarm. Citizens are complaining through phone calls, however, the problem is being ignored by authorities.
Himanshu Mittal, one of the sabhasad from Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation said, “Garbage clearing is the responsibility of the Mayor. I will raise my voice about this problem.”
Zakir Ali and one other sabhasad is using 300 garbage vehicles of his own for door to door service but they too are facing the challenge of dumping the garbage.
Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad gave an official statement, “ We are in continuous touch with Hapur District administration. Galand dumping yard of Hapur can be used for garbage dumping temporarily.” It is noteworthy that Hapur’s farmers are protesting against the garbage issue in Galand, at Masuri Chauraha, Ghaziabad.
The total population of Ghaziabad District is about 25 lakhs. Nearly 1500 tons of garbage is generated every day which needs to be dumped. There are a total of 300 vehicles and 600 workers working for garbage disposal every day. A budget of 133 crores was passed in 2020-21 for garbage maintenance.
Dr Mithilesh Kumar, Nagar Swasth Adhikari said, “The problem will be solved soon. For now, we are dumping garbage at Shakti Khand, Sihani, Pratap Vihar, and Morta regions.”