Kharghar residents wait for Cidco vans to pick up garbage
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?”