'Act against open tractors ferrying sand, garbage'

'Act against open tractors ferrying sand, garbage'

Activists of Kar Sewa Bhuri Wale and other NGOs submit a memorandum to Amritsar DC on Wednesday. Tribune photo

Charanjit Singh Teja

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 1

Activists of various religious societies, Kar Sewa Buri Wale and other non-government organisations of the city have approached the Deputy Commissioner demanding solution to curb the practice of ferrying sand, gravel clay and garbage in open tractor-trailers.

Most of these organisations are involved in sanitation work, who clean roads and streets leading to the Darbar Sahib Gurudwara Shaheedan and Tarn Taran Road.

The activists also demanded that the timings of tractor-trailers loaded with sand gravel, clay and garbage be streamlined, as they litter the passage, cleaned by them. A delegation of activists led by Bhai Amarjit Singh Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Environment Conservation Society said there was no check of the district administration and Municipal Corporation on the movement of tractor-trailers ferrying sand, clay, gravel, debris and garbage. Even the tractor-trailers deployed on garbage collection by the MC can be seen roaming without cover.

“It causes inconvenience to commuters, especially who drive two-wheelers and rickshaw. The sand and gravel enters their eyes. Several accidents are reported due to these open trailers. Secondly, when these tractor-trailers bump on speed breakers or potholes, the garbage, sand, clay scatter on the road further leading to accidents. Moreover, all efforts to clean roads go futile due to regular movement of such tractor-trailers. Several time, we have asked the officials concerned to find a solution, but no action has been taken till date. Now, we met the Deputy Commissioner and asked him to take action in this regard,” said Bhai Amarjit Singh, activist of Dera Kar Sewa Bhuri Wale. Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira assured the activists of taking appropriate action.

Activists including Satinderpal Singh Joni Sevak Jatha Kadah Prasad, Baljinder Singh Tinku Baba Deep Singh Welfare Society, Amritpal Singh Nishkam Kirtan Jatha, Jasmeet Singh Mani, Hardeep Singh, Sukhpal Singh Bhullar, Deepak Kumar, Kuldeep Singh, Amandeep Singh, Manjit Singh, Bikram Jeet Singh and Lakhwinder Singh of Blood Donation Society were present on the occasion.

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