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Kanelwan residents demand removal of garbage segregation shed along main road

Kanelwan residents demand removal of garbage segregation shed along main road
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Anantnag: The residents of Kanelwan in Bijbehara sub division of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district have demanded removal of segregation shed along the Bijbehara-Pahalgam road.

The residents of the area said that segregation shed has become a cause of concern for the local residents as well as tourists who are visiting Pahalgam and other spots.

They said the shed has been constructed along the Pahalgam-Bijbehara road which witnesses movement of tourists and commuters.

Ilyas Ahmad, a local resident said that the shed has been constructed at main spot and close to two vital roads due to which it is causing problems for the public.

“Construction of segregation shed is a good step but its location is a cause of concern as it is not being cleared frequently as garbage is lying scattered along the road,” he said.

He further added that the scattered garbage can lead to spread of infections and poses a threat increased canine activity as well.

Lateef Ahmad, another local resident said that the shed is located at a spot from where thousands of people have to move every day.

“Though we had raised the concern at the time of construction of the shed but nobody listened to us,” he added.

He said that the shed is full of garbage and garbage heaps are now lying scattered along the road attracting dogs in huge numbers.

Locals said that the shed remains full of garbage most of the time and it is not being cleared on time due to which it creates more problems.

They said that foul smell coming out of the shed has made life of the people living around it miserable.

They said that they had requested the authorities to consider relocating it to a more appropriate place, away from residential areas and educational institutions but nothing has been done as of now.

The villagers have urged the local administration to take immediate action and find an alternative location for the garbage segregation shed to ensure the well-being and safety of the community and tourists as well.

The locals have have sought the intervention of higher ups especially DC Anantnag in this regard.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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