Hyderabad: The mounting piles of garbage in the streets are a nightmare to residents, business establishments and motorists as garbage bins have been removed from many localities in the city.
GHMC has not been able to clear the garbage that has piled up on roads and street corners. The unattended garbage spread on the roads produces a foul smell which makes it difficult to pedestrians and others to move around such areas.
The civic body has removed garbage bins in a phased manner as a part of its campaign to make Hyderabad a bin-free city. However, people still keep throwing garbage at the places where these bins once existed.
Though the GHMC has a mechanism for collecting garbage door to door, the manpower being used for this purpose seems insufficient. As a result, people throw waste on the roads and street corners. The civic body is not removing the garbage piles on the roads.
Garbage piles are seen at various locations in Nampally railway station, Nampally market, Koti, Asifnagar, Red Hills, Padmaraonagar, Marredpally etc. Residents and hoteliers complain that GHMC sanitation wing officials are not responding to their calls.
Nampally MLA Jafar Hussain Meraj wrote a letter to GHMC commissioner and requested him to clear the garbage urgently. He said though the GHMC has started implementing its plan to make the city bin-free, it failed to chalk out an alternative mode.
The GHMC had distributed Swachh auto trolleys for door-to-door collection of garbage, but several of them are not doing this and are using the vehicle for other purposes. Some of them are not in a position to repair vehicles that have developed snags.
There are narrow roads and streets where the vehicles cannot enter. Residents and commercial establishments bundle their waste and dump them near street corners. Waste collection vehicles pick them up only the next day. In many cases, they do not collect garbage for days, resulting in traffic snarls during peak hours. People cannot walk or drive on the road because of the foul smell from the garbage heaps.
MLA Hussain is receiving several complaints from marketplaces and colonies. He fears this will create another pandemic situation. He has requested the commissioner of GHMC to sanction 15 tippers, two bobcats and three JCBs with labour for lifting the dumps in his constituency....