Woman’s kin re­fuses groom from Ad­har­wadi

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Sa­jana Nam­biar

KALYAN: The fire at the Ad­har­wadi garbage dump is mak­ing life mis­er­able for res­i­dents nearby, with one of them claim­ing that he had to can­cel mar­riage plans as the prospec­tive bride’s fam­ily re­fused to go ahead un­less he shifted out of the area.

Amol Joshi, 33, who lives in a hous­ing so­ci­ety near the dump, said, “My fam­ily was all set to fi­nalise my mar­riage and sud­denly ev­ery­thing just changed when the girl’s par­ents vis­ited our house. When the guests ar­rived, our house was cov­ered with smoke. They asked us to ei­ther shift or can­cel the mar­riage plans. We can­not shift to an­other place all of a sud­den so ul­ti­mately had to can­cel the mar­riage pro­posal.”

For the past ten days, smoke from the dump has blan­keted the area, caus­ing re­s­pi­ra­tory and vis­i­bil­ity prob­lems among res­i­dents. The dump yard has caught fire thrice in 10 days.

Joshi, who has been re­sid­ing at Neelkand Dhara so­ci­ety, Wadeghar, Kalyan (West) for 13 years, and some other res­i­dents of the so­ci­ety, met the Kalyan-Dom­bivli Mu­nic­i­pal Cor po­ra­tion (KDMC) Mayor Ra­jen­dra Devlekar and com­plained about the sit­u­a­tion.

The res­i­dents com­plained that the chil­dren were un­able to play in the gar­dens, nei­ther could se­nior cit­i­zens take a walk be­cause of the pol­lut­ing smoke. There are around 850 fam­i­lies liv­ing in the so­ci­ety, which has eight build­ings.

“The ma­jor has as­sured us that the civic body is tak­ing ap­pro­pri­ate steps to con­trol the sit­u­a­tion. How­ever it will take at least a year for a per­ma­nent so­lu­tion as the civic body has plans to shift the dump yard to an­other place,” added Joshi.

Res­i­dents have been de­mand­ing shift­ing the dump­ing ground for a long time.

Devlekar said, “The res­i­dents of the so­ci­ety met me. We have as­sured them proper ac­tion with­out any fur­ther de­lay.”

FOR THE PAST TEN DAYS, SMOKE FROM THE DUMP HAS BLAN­KETED THE AREA, CAUS­ING RE­S­PI­RA­TORY AND VIS­I­BIL­ITY PROB­LEMS AMONG RES­I­DENTS.

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