Woman’s kin refuses groom from Adharwadi
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.