The municipal corporation and resident welfare associations of Chandigarh are acting together to improve the system of garbage collection in the city. sanitation of the city. For want of any authority, the associations cannot direct the sanitation teams. Emboldened, sanitation workers continue to ignore their duties.
Sector 47 RWA president Amarjeet Singh said: “The MCs horticulture wing and road division are busy passing the buck to each other for the past one month and not bothering to unclog the road gullies. It has become a routine problem in many areas that sanitation workers sweep the heaps of dry leaves over the road gullies and later in the day collect a bit of it from the spot. Due to this, leaves block the road gullies.”
Sector 43 RWA secretary Prem Sachdeva said: “Ever since the new mayor took over, the sanitation staff has stopped following the instructions of residents. Earlier, the association gave them four days off in a month and now they take 10 on their own.” She also complained about the choked road gullies in her area. The sanitation teams are supposed to maintain those.
Professor A S Bhatia of Sector 21 opposed the new system the MC plans to adopt for garbage collection. He said residents want proper infrastructure first. Foswac chairman Baljinder Singh Bittu said: “The civic authorities have enough funds to lay paver blocks across the city. But if the residents come up with any issue,