Gurgaon: Poor waste management irks residents of sectors 10 and 15

The entrance of a park in Sector 15 strewn with garbage
By Anil Manchanda
Photo: Anil Manchanda
Posted: Feb 19, 2017

Waste management in sectors 10 and 15 in Gurgaon has become a cause for concern for the residents and they blame the municipal corporation for the state of affairs.

Resident also fear the spread of diseases if the situation does not improve in a few days. Ramesh Sethi, member of Gurgaon grievance committee, said, “The sweepers of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon haven’t collected garbage for many days. It’s made our life difficult. The chances of spreading of diseases have also increased and they need to look in to the matter.”

Shammi Ahlawat, former president of Sector 10 RWA, says, “As sweepers haven’t collected waste from our society, garbage has accumulated at several places.”

The shutting down of a waste treatment plant in Sector 15 (Part I) has also aggravated the problem. Vinay Mangla, RWA president of Sector 15 (Part I) says, “The MCG’s shutting down of the plant and no garbage collection for many days has matters worse. They started the unit without proper planning. Due to lack of proper waste dumping space, they had to shut down the plant. I urge the MCG to address the issue as soon as possible.”

When City Spidey spoke to Amit Khatri, additional municipal commissioner, he said, “The problem will be resolved soon. We are upgrading the plant after which 1 ton of solid waste will be treated by the plant. As of now, it can treat only 250 kg of waste.”


Another view of the same park in Sector 15

TAGS: MCG / Gurgaon / Waste management / Ramesh Sethi / Sector 10 / Sector 15 / Shammi Ahlawat / Vinay Mangla / Amit Khatri