Garbage has piled up on the roads of the city post-Diwali. Nagar Nigam’s claim to clean the city on the occasion of Diwali has failed due to which residents and commuters are facing trouble. A continuous picking of garbage is being done to keep the roads clean by local residents and their representative ward members.
The problem of garbage disposal has persisted in the city for the last 40 days. The dumping yard near Migson Society in Raj Nagar Extension has been shut since September 28, after the opposition of local residents. The problem of garbage disposal has persisted since then. All efforts of Nagar Nigam to convince the Hapur administration for dumping garbage in Galand are in vain. The farmers of Galand are protesting in Mussoorie Chauraha, Ghaziabad against the garbage dumping.
The garbage piles can be seen on the roads of Raj Nagar Extension, Shastri Nagar, Vasundhara, Kaila Bhattha, Vijay Nagar, Govindpuram, Mohan Nagar, Siddharth Vihar and Nandgram. Incidents of the burning of garbage along the streets have also come to light.
“Nagar Nigam has given the gift of garbage this Diwali to the residents of this city. I will go on a strike for it”, Zakir Ali, ward member, Saifi.
“Alternative arrangements for garbage disposal have been made on Meerut Road. We are in continuous touch with Hapur District’s administration for Galand waste disposal land”, said Dr Mithilesh Kumar, District Health Officer.