Ghaziabad: Choked & filthy drain in Sec 17 Vasundhara awaits its turn to get cleaned

Vendors of weekly Monday market throw left-overs of vegetables & fruits as well as polythene and other waste into the drain, while the municipal corporation has not found the time to clean the drain and to penalize the vendors


Although a routine drive to clean up the city’s drains nowadays has been launched by Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) on orders of Municipal Commissioner, Dinesh Chandra Singh, one major drain passing through Vasundhara Sector 17 just opposite Sector 15 has escaped the attention of the zone officials despite the beginning of the rainy season.

The drain passing along Sector 17 societies in Vasundhara is full of filth and water

This particular drain passes along the periphery of several housing societies of Sector 17 namely Konark Enclave comprising blocks D & E, Green View Apartments and some other societies and blocks. Several residents of nearby areas pointed out that nobody from the sanitation department has turned up to clean this drain this time around. Now as the rains have started excess water has started filling in the drain that is already choked with organic and other filth from the weekly Monday market, that comes alive here every Monday.

The housing societies in Sector 17 have been built by the UP Avas Vikas and empty their used water into this drain and the other drains, said a resident who wanted to remain anonymous.

Several residents pointed out that despite complaining to the GNN the drain is not being cleaned, as a result mosquitoes have started breeding in the stagnating water. They also pointed out that due to the Monday market held along the road adjacent to the drain, polythene bags, cardboard cups and plates and other thins get stuck in the drain. The local residents pointed out that polythene bags are freely available in Monday market despite the ban and Municipal Commissioner’s drive.

The Sanitation & Food Inspector (SFI) of Vasundhara Zone did not answer the calls made to him. Photos of the drain have been sent to Zonal Chief for further action.

By Prasoon Pant,