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Residents of Ward No.18 localities peeved over non-lifting of garbage

Residents of Ward No.18 localities peeved over non-lifting of garbage

Garbage lies strewn in a locality of Ward No.18 in Amritsar. Tribune photo



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 24

Residents of various localities in Ward No.18 here are disturbed over poor sanitation. Owing to the negligence on the part of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation authorities, localities like Jagdambe Colony, Bohar Wala Shiwala, Gokaul Vihar and Banke Bihari Gali are facing the twin problems of choking of sewer lines and non-lifting of garbage. Localities such as Jagdambe Colony and Gokaul Vihar are densely populated and congested. Residents have been complaining of irregular lifting of garbage from their localities. The residents are also facing the shortage of potable water as two tubewells are lying defunct.

Sandeep Rinka, former councillor and Congress leader, said, “We used to conduct de-silting of sewer lines twice a year. After the end of the MC General House in January 2023, the MC didn’t conduct de-silting during the last one year. The sewer lines are choked and water is overflowing. Garbage lifting is irregular. Residents would face the shortage of water supply in the coming summer season if the MC does not repair the tubewells.”

“The area is being ignored by the authorities. Officials of the MC and leaders urge the residents to keep the city clean, but the vehicles collecting garbage from door to door visit the area only twice a week. They are forced to dump garbage in vacant plots. Heaps of garbage can be seen at every corner,” said Sukhdev Singh, a resident.

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