‘There is a reason why garbage has piled on city roads’


Srinagar : The SMC today said that the residents of Acchan  demanding closure or shifting of Municipal landfill site from Achan halted the civic body from dumping garbage, which resulted in piles  of garbage lying on the streets and  roads   being  unattended across the city.

In a statement issued here, the SMC said that the people of Acchan who held continuous protests in the area resorted to stone pelting and thrashed the drivers of Sanitation fleet vehicles while they were trying to unload the solid waste

“As a result the piled up garbage could not be lifted across the city for continuous days as more than fourteen drivers, four field staffers received multiple injuries besides damage done to thirty garbage lifting vehicles,” it said.

“After the matter was meticulously discussed and decided by the senior authorities, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation amid security by police and CRPF personnel resumed garbage lifting in the city and dumped at Achan,” said the SMC.

In order to facilitate the smooth movement of garbage-laden trucks and the safety of the staffers in question, police and paramilitary CRPF men were deployed enroute to the dumping site at Achan.

Commissioner SMC Bashir Ahmed Khan has stated that Srinagar Municipal Corporation has deployed all its garbage lifting vehicles along with its men and other machinery in full swing to lift the unattended garbage across the city and has been able to lift 1200 metric tons of garbage and unload 250 trips to landfill site till date.

“I appeal to the people of Srinagar to be cooperative and supportive as SMC is committed to their health, happiness and hygiene and will take every possible measure to lift the garbage from all the unattended spots in two days time within the city limits. (PTK)

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