Kharghar res­i­dents wait for Cidco vans to pick up garbage

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The res­i­dents of Kharghar are miffed as City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco) has not lifted garbage from sev­eral parts of the town for the past sev­eral days.

Some res­i­dents of Sec­tor 11, 12 and 20 al­lege that ve­hi­cles for col­lect­ing garbage have not en­tered their ar­eas for over two weeks.

“Kharghar is said to be one of the sought-af­ter places in Cidco’s ju­ris­dic­tion where al­most ev­ery­one wants to have a sec­ond home,” said Satish Son­awane, 45, a res­i­dent of sec­tor 11.

“How­ever, the town plan­ning agency’s ap­a­thy to­wards the garbage is­sue will not en­cour­age you to go ahead with your plan of buy­ing a flat here,” he said.

“You will see heaps of garbage at sev­eral places in our area. Many of those have been left unat­tended for over two weeks now. We don’t know why Cidco is not tak­ing ac­tion,” he said.

Rakesh Thalod, 35, an­other res­i­dent, said, “On the one hand, Cidco is turn­ing a blind eye to the garbage is­sue, while on the other the pri­vate builders are dump­ing de­bris on the open plots. Many of such plots have now turned into breed­ing grounds for mos­qui­toes.”

“It is very tough to get hold of such cul­prits as they dump de­bris at night and flee within a few min­utes. Even as we have been in­form­ing Cidco about is by writ­ing letters, they are hardly tak­ing any steps to curb the men­ace,” he said.

An ex­ec­u­tive en­gi­neer of Cidco (Kharghar branch) said, “It may be true that our garbage col­lect­ing vans have not en­tered some ar­eas in the past few days.

It should be the res­i­dents’ re­spon­si­bil­ity to in­form us about it through the san­i­ta­tion helpline (022- 61054542/ 27742902). If they do not take ad­van­tage of the helpline what’s the use of in­tro­duc­ing this?”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

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