The civic body will transfer the garbage, generated in Ambattur, to Kodungaiyur

Over one lakh tonne of municipal solid waste will be transferred from the Athipet dumping yard on the Vanagaram-Ambattur Road to the yard in Kodungaiyur.

In the next one year, the civic body will spend Rs. 2.85 crore to transfer the garbage from Athipet to Kodungaiyur.

Every day, 300 tonnes of garbage, generated in 15 wards of Ambattur area, will be taken from Athipet to Kodungaiyur.

The dumping yard in Athipet is located near a locality experiencing rapid urban development and the area is not suitable for dumping of additional quantities of garbage, officials say.

The transfer of garbage is expected to prevent fires in the Athipet dumping yard this summer.

Problems pertaining to burning of garbage in the dumping yard and erratic waste clearance have been bothering residents of Ambattur, where 4.7 lakh people reside.

Large mounds of garbage have accumulated in Athipet due to the dumping of municipal solid waste generated in the erstwhile Ambattur municipality in the past few years. Even after the merger of the Ambattur municipality with the Chennai Corporation, the Ambattur zone continues to dump the waste here.

Garbage collected from 35 bus routes and 2,235 interior roads of many localities, including Ayapakkam, Kalaivanar Nagar, ICF Colony and parts of Mogappair, are likely to be covered under the new proposal.

The Chennai Corporation has also planned to extend the existing dumping area at the Kodungaiyur yard and has proposed to create concrete roads to dump waste away from residential localities in Kodungaiyur.

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