Overflowing bins are common sight in One Town

With the sanitary workers joining the 48-hour strike called by trade unions, heaps of garbage got piled up across the city.

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC), despite all its contingency plans, could not clear all the garbage generated in the city.

Piles of garbage were left uncollected alongside the roads in many places. Garbage mounds could be seen at places close to the VMC office also. For instance, the spot near Rajiv Gandhi Wholesale Market, which is at a stone’s throw distance from the corporation overflowed with trash generated from the flower market and vegetable market.

Overflowing bins were seen at most of the roads in One Town.

Similar situation was witnessed on Poly Clinic Road, Pantakaluva Road, and other areas.

550 tons

The city generates nearly 550 tons of garbage daily. Of this, more than 300 tons is generated from households, which come straight on to the dumper bins placed at vantage points in the city.

The corporation could clear only 190 dumper bins as against the total 400 dumper bins located across the city. The VMC officials had to take police escort in moving the dumper bins.

The corporation officials claimed that 60 per cent of the workers have attended to duties on Thursday.