Wagholi is turning out to be a dump yard : Residents are in big trouble

Wagholi : Bakore chowk in Wagholi, became an eyesore as garbage has been accumulated on the road. The garbage has not been picked-up in a week, as there is less space to deposit garbage at the processing plant.

As monsoon has arrived, residents fear that this can cause health problems for residents residing nearby.

One of Wagholi residents’ association has said that “The corner near Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana College, Bakore chowk has become a garbage dump. The pile is growing day-by-day as there is no one to pick-up the garbage. The Wagholi grampanchayat has failed on all fronts in garbage collection. Hence, we called the sanitation workers from the Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative to collect garbage. However, the sanitation workers have stopped collecting garbage. This is creating a problem for 60 housing societies and its residents on Bakore road.”

Krishnan Komandur, chief executive officer, Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative said. “We have been collecting garbage from Ahmednagar road. But the garbage at Bakore chowk in Wagholi has gone out of control. We have stopped collecting garbage from there as the grampanchayat-run processing plant has stopped taking garbage collected by us. We cannot dump the garbage anywhere else.”

“Recently, we had to shut down processing plant as the space was on rent. We plan to write a letter to the authority to help us acquire land for another processing plant. However, the residents are to be blamed for aggravating the garbage issue. The residents should be composting garbage at source rather than throwing it out.” added Daate.


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