Chandigarh: Sector 5 ground filled with plastic waste 3 days post Diwali

The ground is often used as a site for the sit-in protest by various organisations, including Haryana Computer Teachers’ and Guest Teachers’ Association.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:November 3, 2016 5:39 am

Three days after the Diwali festivities, piles of plastic waste remain strewn all over Sector 5, Panchkula, near HUDA ground. Fifty cracker stalls were put up at the site after the vendors were provided with licences by the district administration. However, with the festivities over and stalls removed, the site has become an eyesore for visitors.

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The tall claims of the district administration to keep Panchkula clean went for a toss, as large number of plastic bags and remnants of fire crackers were lying across the ground on Wednesday. The stray cattle rummaging through the waste added to the woes.

The ground is often used as a site for the sit-in protest by various organisations, including Haryana Computer Teachers’ and Guest Teachers’ Association. Executive Officer of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation O P Sihag said that he was unaware about the condition of the ground.

“I was not aware about the condition of Sector 5. It is unfortunate and sad that the area is still filled with garbage.

We will get the ground cleared by Thursday morning,” said Sihag.