Clogged drains inconvenience public

A clogged drain in Chikkamagaluru. DH photo/ A N Murthy

The clogged drains at Azad Park Circle is inconveniencing the public in the city. 

Lack of respect for the proper disposal of garbage, plastic carry bags, bottles, cups is resulting in clogging of the drain.

There are several pushcarts near the compound wall of PWD to Government Maternity Hospital in Azad Park Circle. The pushcarts are engaged in preparing food items like idli, dosa, chicken kabab, egg rice beside the road. All the waste from the pushcarts enter the drains. 

Though the CMC collects garbage from pushcarts from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm, still a large portion of the garbage enters the drains. The civic workers do not clean the drains daily, alleged the residents. 

“The CMC collects Rs 30 fee and Rs 10 for garbage collection from each pushcart. However, it has failed to clean the drains. We get water in a tanker and pout it on the drain to clean it once in a week,” said pushcart owner Arjun. 

A PWD official said, “The stagnant water in the drain has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. A few customers park their vehicles inside the PWD office premises, thus inconveniencing the visitors.” 

Construction Labourers Association district president G Raghu said, “The CMC should identify a designated place for the food court in the city. It should provide drinking water supply, seating arrangements for the pushcarts and initiate measures for the disposal of garbage.” 

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