The local residents will have to cope with the stinking smell as the mounting garbage hill near Sainik School will take another six to seven months to get cleared, informed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange on Saturday.
According to Kulange, there have been problems owing to the non-segregation of waste at household points. Moreover, action will now be taken for such non-segregation of waste at door-to-door collection points, he said.
“We have already taken a decision to clear the entire garbage hill in the next 6 to 7 months. We have procured a machine as the quantity of garbage is more and soon another machine will be brought in the next 15 days. The problem is that we are not getting segregated waste. We appeal to all citizens to ensure that hand over waste by segregating waste to the waste collection vehicles, else we will take action against the violators,” said Kulange.
It is pertinent to mention here that the residents are facing problems due to the foul stench emanating from the Temporary Transit Centre (TTC) behind Sainik School in Bhubaneswar.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today staged a demonstration against the alleged callous attitude of the BMC officials. The party leaders demanded immediate action to resolve such issues.
Senior BJP leader Babu Singh said, “A team of BJP had visited the spot and realised that the environment is not conducive for the residents to stay. BMC had earlier said that it was a temporary dumping site and the authorities had assured to resolve the matter in three months. Now the authorities are asking for seven more months which is really unfortunate.”