Ghaziabad Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Chandra Singh has taken immediate note of a complaint by this journalist about garbage strewn across a vacant plot in Sector 17 of Vasundhara (near water tank) for the past several days after he was apprised about the litter. This plot is surrounded by several housing societies built by UP Avas Vikas such as Konark Enclave, Geetanjali Enclave and Green View Apartments.
The garbage finds it way through people who surreptitiously dispose it off on this plot that has been allotted for a primary school by UP Avas Vikas; however the owner has failed to construct a school on the said plot.
Addl. Municipal Commissioner, Pramod Kumar who called up this journalist sought further details and said that the garbage would soon be cleared up and the GMC (Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation) would see that such instance is prevented from happening again.
The Municipal Commissioner has been quite proactive when it comes to tackling the garbage menace that has become the bane of the city, especially with rising population and the absence of a proper dumping and disposal site—a matter that has been languishing for years.
Singh on his part has taken several corrective measures such as establishing a ‘Bartan Bank’ (having steel utensils) in the GMC so as to discourage people for using plastic and thermocol in functions. Singh has, in the recent past also cracked down hard on big polythene traders and eateries as well as his staff for violating these rules.
-By Prasoon Pant