Heaps of garbage piled up at different spots in Sector 62 has been annoying the residents of the area for quite some time now, forcing them to stay at home and avoid their morning and evening walks. Moreover, the foul smell is making a few fall sick too.
The waste got accumulated due to the strike called by the sanitation workers of the Noida Authority earlier this year but despite it has been called off now, the situation seems to remain the same.
The majorly affected areas are Green Belt of Block-C and roads leading to Tot Mall and B-9 park.
“I regret going for a walk these days because the place has become so dirty and hazardous to live. It is all scattered with plastic bags, fruits, and vegetable peels. As a result, drains are getting choked. I have spoken to the workers but they are yet to clear the area,” said Anamika Chaturvedi, a resident of HCL Towers.
Sensing the gravity of the issue, the residents have approached Rajeev Tyagi, GM (Projects), Noida Authority.
“I have never seen such a dirty place during my stroll in the evening! With plastic bags being thrown all over and dustbins being full, the place has become worst to live. We have shared our grievances with the general manager and hopefully, our issues will be resolved,” said Pushkar Chandna, secretary of the RWA (Sector 62).
Ironically, Noida scored 150th rank in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, the Swachh Survekshan 2019, organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The city had scored 2594.64 out of 5,000 marks.