The Bhubaneswar unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday held a Satyagraha demanding the complete removal of garbage from the Temporary Transit Centre (TTC) near Sainik School in Bhubaneswar.
A BJP delegation had earlier visited the place and spoke with some local people about the difficulties they are facing due to this garbage dump.
Speaking to reporters, BJP’s Bhubaneswar District president Babu Singh said, “Who gave permission to the Mayor and BMC Commissioner to create a garbage hill right in the heart of Bhubaneswar City? This garbage hill has turned out to be a bane for Bhubaneswar residents.”
“While the Mayor says the TTC will be shifted within the next two months, the BMC Commissioner says it will take a minimum six months to remove this garbage from here. Who do we believe?” Singh wondered.
The BJP demanded to remove the TTC from the area completely and threatened to intensify the Satyagraha if their demand is not met.
“We are now holding Satyagraha peacefully. But we will take to streets and launch a civil disobedience drive if our demands are not met soon enough,” Singh added.
It is pertinent to mention here that the foul stench emanating from the TTC behind Sainik School has severely affected the normal life of people in the nearby localities. It has become difficult for residents to go about their routine chores without covering their faces with a handkerchief.
The foul smell from the dumping yard fills the air right from Mancheswar, VSS Nagar, Shahid Nagar, Acharya Vihar, Damana, Chandrasekharpur, and Rangamathia area. Garbage trucks moving around in these areas have further added to the woes of the residents here.