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 Dumping along circular road in Pulwama irks locals, commuters

 Dumping along circular road in Pulwama irks locals, commuters
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Pulwama: People in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district are suffering as the Municipal Committee Pulwama continues to dump the garbage along the circular road in main town for past three years now, locals alleged Saturday.

The locals from Pulwama said that the Municipal Committee while collecting garbage from different areas in Pulwama town are dmping it on circular road Pulwama near government Women’s degree college Pulwama.

Authorities are dumping garbage along the circular road near the college due to which local residents as well as commuters and pedestrians face lot of inconvenience, the locals said.

They said that on regular basis, the garbage is dumped near the college due to which local residents, college going students and others have been complaining about it.

Mohammad Younis, a local shopkeeper said that in summer the foul smell coming out of the garbage at the site is giving tough time to them and they are living a sub human life.

He said that government must either shift the residents or they should shift the site as both things can’t go simultaneously.

Ghulam Mohammad, another local resident said that all the dirt and heaps of garbage collected from the entire town is dumped here which is very close to residential area.

He said that the foul smell from the dumping site is also causing problems for the locals, shopkeepers and students going to college.

Patients are worst sufferers as people living in the nearby area aren’t even able to open their doors or windows due to foul smell and even guests and relatives aren’t visiting us now, he added.

Despite having space available at many places authorities have chosen this point to dump the garbage thereby creating problems for the inhabitants, the locals said.

“We fear for the safety of our children as street dogs are roaming freely around the dumping site and they have already bitten several persons,” they said.

They said that despite bringing the issue into the notice of concerned authorities nothing has been done.

The locals have once again requested the concerned authorities to look into the matter and stop dumping waste at the site.

Meanwhile, an official of the MC Pulwama said that they have already identified a new dumping site in Newa hamlet where work is going on.

He said that the site will be shifted there in the next two months.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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