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Bagh-e-Mehtab garbage dump to be converted into park
DC Srinagar assures on Twitter
5/11/2019 11:34:03 PM
Early Times Report

Srinagar, May 11: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar while expressing his anguish over the garbage dump near Doodh Ganga banks in city outskirts has assured to convert the site at Bagh e Mehtab Srinagar into a park after the pictures of the site were uploaded on social networking site twitter. In his tweet DC Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary said " If not SMC we can go for a park on our own."
As reported already Early Times had filed a detailed report on the issue on Saturday about the garbage dump site at Bagh e Mehtab Srinagar near railway bride which is not only causing problems for the local commuters but is a threat to local water body as well (Doodh Ganga).
From 2012 on-wards SMC sanitation staff has been using a piece of land which is part of Doodh Ganga embankment at Bagh e Mehtab Srinagar in city outskirts as a dumping site. The safai karamcharis, according to locals, are carrying all the garbage in their handcarts to the said site where it is unloaded regularly.
Reportedly several trash collecting vans of SMC also get all the waste from entire Bagh e Mehtab colony to the site located near Doodh Ganga bank and then this garbage is dumped and after 12 to 24 hrs th
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same is taken away by big garbage carrying vehicle (compactor). The area stinks so much that nobody dares to walk through the area. It has become a safe haven for stray dogs.
The commuters who wait for the bus near the dump site face tremendous problems and during night hours nobody even dares to walk through this area.
The pictures of the dump site had gone viral on social media as well from last few days and people are criticizing the work-culture within SMC.
As reported already the sanitation staff of Municipal Committee Magam is also dumping its garbage near the banks of Frerozpur nallah which flows through the town.
"The open violation of MSW Rules and Environmental Protection law is not been taken seriously by any authority of the state which indicates that Government is least bothered about the well-being of citizens. Irony is that SMC or any other municipal body which has to enforce the solid waste rules are themselves violating it. We appreciate DC Srinagar for responding to this issue and hope he will fulfill his promise very soon by creating a green patch around this area with some landscaping. "said Shahzada Salim a social activist and local resident of Mochwa Bagh e Mehtab.
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