Locals allege SMC of dumping garbage on walkways in Nigeen

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by Samreena Nazir

Srinagar: Residents of the Nigeen, Hazratbal area of Srinagar city on Wednesday accused the Srinagar municipal corporation of littering garbage on a public walkway.

The residents of New Colony, Nigeen said that Srinagar Municipal Corporation officials have turned the area into a garbage dumping site by littering the garbage in the colony that emanates foul smell.

“The garbage collected by the SMC municipal from different areas of Srinagar is being dumped here near the school building which has turned the area very filthy attracting dogs and insects”, said Yasir Ahmed, a resident.

“The stray dogs scatter the garbage over a large area and pose a threat to pedestrians particularly to students of the school,” Yasir added.

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The residents added that school kids are being picked and dropped at the same spot where a dumping site lies, adding that dogs present near the garbage pose threat to the students “we always accompany our kids till they reach to school”, said a parent, Nayeema Akhter.

However, when Kashmir Life contacted Manzoor Ahmed Sanitary Inspector, Hazratbal he said that dumping garbage on the public walkway is a matter of concern, the garbage has been piled there which causes inconvenience to the people, “I will make sure that the dumping sit will be removed from the spot soon,” he said.

(The photograph used in this story is representational)

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