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Vijayawada stinks as dump yard closed at Singh Nagar

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SRIKANTH ALURU
Published Oct 15, 2016, 7:54 am IST
Updated Oct 15, 2016, 8:05 am IST
Vijayawada city is now stinking with the garbage piled up at every street corner.
Garbage stagnates on Museum Road and other places in Vijayawada on Saturday as the dumping vehicles were not allowed into the dump yard at Singh Nagar on Friday. (Photo: DC)
 Garbage stagnates on Museum Road and other places in Vijayawada on Saturday as the dumping vehicles were not allowed into the dump yard at Singh Nagar on Friday. (Photo: DC)

VIJAYAWADA: Vijayawada city is now stinking with the garbage piled up at every street corner as the people of Singh Nagar are not allowing the garbage trucks to enter the dump yard, the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation was left with no place to dump the waste. All the trucks that carry dumper bins remained in the depot. The VMC has stopped removing the dumper bins in the city and they were seen full of garbage at every location.  Around 550 tonnes of solid waste is being produced on an average everyday in the city.

As the chances of dumping the waste at Singh Nagar yard are bleak with the strong opposition from locals, the VMC is again looking at Pathapadu mining quarries. Municipal commissioner G. Veerapandian visited the area and asked the officials to make alternate arrangements to dump the garbage at the quarry. Earlier, the VMC has tried to dump the waste at Pathapadu but the farmers objected to it and approached the court. The court has given an order in favour of the farmers. The VMC is now again looking in hope at Pathapadu and Kandrika. The officials are also in search of suitable places around the city to dump the garbage.

 

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