Ghaziabad seems to be following the footsteps of Noida as far as opposition against dumping grounds are concerned.
Residents of Noida protested against dumping grounds in Sector 137, Sector 123 and Sector 54 and the administration was forced to assure them that the dumping sites would be relocated elsewhere.
Now, residents of Ghaziabad’s Sahibabad and Lajpat Nagar too are up in arms against the temporary dumping grounds in their areas.
Apart from them, people residing in Rajendra Nagar, Shalimar Garden, Lajpat Nagar have expressed their displeasure against temporary dumping sites in these places.
Residents complain that the Ghaziabad municipal corporation’s sweepers dump garbage in these sites every morning. Apart from these, temporary dumping grounds also exist in Sahibabad, ESI road, Prahladagari.
Aditya, a resident of Shalimar Garden said that there were times when the garbage is left for two-three days at the site and it smells very badly. He further claimed that the residents of the area had been constantly demanding the shifting of dumping grounds to some other place. However, no one paid heed to their problems.
Vinod Kumar and Jitendra who stay near a temporary dumping ground, said that although the people are troubled, authorities are turning a blind eye to their issues.
They claimed that protests and demonstrations will soon be held in this regard.
When City Spidey discussed this problem with S.K. Gautam, Zonal officer of Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad municipal corporation, he assured that required steps would be undertaken regarding this matter.