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Dumping ground at Dadumajra: The stink doesn’t leave residents

Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand said, “We have put 600 trucks of mud there on the site. Once this work is complete, we will start plantation.”

The dumping ground at Dadumajra. Express
The dumping ground at Dadumajra. Express

Even as UT Adviser Vijay Dev had called for an improvement at the dumping ground at Dadumajra with several directions issued during his inspection in February, things have remained almost the same at the ground.
Residents staying near by are still suffering from the same problems.

In February, during a visit, the Adviser had ordered plantation of trees, but nothing has been done. Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand said, “We have put 600 trucks of mud there on the site. Once this work is complete, we will start plantation.”

The residents say that they had complained to the Adviser about the menace following which he came for another inspection in August. “The Adviser had asked the officials to increase the height of RCC wall so that the garbage doesn’t enter the houses located near by, but the same was not done,” said Narinder Chaudhary, a local resident.

“Last time when it rained, the water entered our houses and the officials of the MC again opened the pit, so that all the water gets accumulated there. The water in the pit invites mosquitoes and flies; that too in such a season. Such a big corporation doesn’t have a permanent solution to the problem of drainage,” he added.

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However, Anand said, “Increasing the height of the wall won’t serve any purpose. We have told the officers that putting a high quantity of mud and a vast tree cover will actually serve the purpose. It is all going to start soon.”

The Chief Engineer said that they were reshaping this pit and were working for a proper drainage system. In February when Dev visited the site, he had ordered the beginning of the online system to keep a track of lifting garbage bins and preparing online record of entry of garbage lifting, which was the only thing done by the MC.

The residents complain that they cannot even open their doors and windows due to the stink that comes from the area. “The MC has not been making any efforts. They have a chemical which they can put here so that the stink does not reach us but nobody is bothered,” said another resident.