Residents appeal authorities to redress grievance
Srinagar, May 25: While the every nook and corner in the Srinagar city is swamped with the garbage and dust, the inhabitants of several areas here are up in arms against the state administration for ‘failing to sanitize their area’ and said that it causes severe infectious diseases to them.
Accusing the higher authorities for ignoring their plights, the residents of Srinagar here have demanded complete sanitation of their area.
The residents of several areas including Habba Kadal, Fateh Kadal, Baba Demb, Noor Bagh, Bohri Kadal and others said that they are being forced to face tremendous hardships.
Talking to KNS, Abdul Ahad of Baba Demb said the heaps of garbage piling on the roadsides and the dust outside their homes is causing infectious diseases.
“Despite having equipments and other things to sanitize the roads, the authorities seem reluctant to clean up the area,” he said, adding that the heaps of garbage lying on open roads is causing foul smell and the authorities don’t even bother to sanitize the area.
The health experts have repeatedly cautioned the authorities to clear the dust and advised people to wear masks.
According to the Doctors working in different health institutions, “Several infectious diseases like typhoid, fever and cholera are being reported rapidly.”
However, the inhabitants said the dust generated due to the vehicular movement in these areas has added to the air pollution.
Commuters said that it has become difficult for them to travel to Lal Chowk, Batamaloo, and several other areas of Srinagar city especially from Tam Bagh to Jahangir Chowk as streets usually remain filled with dust and filth.
Meanwhile, an official in Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) said that the sanitation process is already on. “Anybody having complaints regarding the sanitation should approach to the authorities and their grievances will be redressed at earliest,” an official added. (KNS)