Arcot Street resembles a landfill: Residents

Arcot Street resembles a landfill: Residents

Mounds of garbage lying unattended on the road, trucks parked erratically, dogs and birds feasting on the vegetable waste. No we are not talking about any landfalls or garbage processing units. The scene was witnessed at the busy Arcot Srinivasachar Street.

Following the complaints on the poor solid waste management, District In-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy, along with Palike Commissioner Lakshminarayana, visited the street on Saturday to learn about the poor civic amenities and garbage clearance first hand. Reddy got angered when he found the street littered with mounds of solid waste. He warned the Palike officials of strict action if they fail to clear the trash strewn all over at Arcot Srinivasachar Street.

Traders poured out their woes to the minister. They complained that on the first day of the New Year, the street resembled a mini landfall. Unable to bear the stink, they called the BBMP officials but to no avail. 

It was only after 48 hours garbage was lifted from the street, they alleged.Local trader Sajjanraj Mehta told Deccan Herald that repeated requests to the authorities concerned have failed to elicit any response.“Whenever we mount pressure on the BBMP officials, things improve for a while. But the street returns to the old state, the next day,” said Mehta.

He blamed the fruits and vegetable vendors for dumping waste on the street and demanded that the civic agency should take action against those who litter the roads.

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