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Dead crow says it all

The only garbage bin on the street is always empty as waste is thrown around it. Photo: Jennifer Sharmila   | Photo Credit: Jennifer_Sharmila

Seeing a dead crow on the street corner one day is bad enough. What made it worse for residents of 92nd Street on 18th Avenue in Ashok Nagar is that they were treated to the sight of a dead crow for days together. A dead crow had been allowed to lie a few yards away from a garbage bin on the street, suggesting that the stretch is hardly visited by conservancy staff.

Nether was the carcass removed, nor the garbage bags strewn around it cleared, say the residents.

“This crow has been lying outside my house for a few days and no one has removed it. The conservancy staff hardly sweep the street and when they do, they leave a heap of dried leaves and flowers at one corner,” said Sridevi, a resident.

The only garbage bin on the street is empty most of the time as waste is thrown around it. “The street has a garbage bin but it is of no use. People fling the garbage bags towards the bin and don’t even wait to see if they have fallen in or out,” she adds.

Aravind, another resident, says that many a time he had had to drag the garbage bin back to its spot after the conservancy staff has visited the street.

“After emptying its contents, they leave the bin in the middle of the road. Also garbage around the bin is never cleared.” He says an appeal to authorities concerned has not helped.

“There are a few companies in the vicinity, who use this street as a dumping yard. Compared to the adjoining streets, ours looks unkempt and dirty,” says Tyson, another resident. Sridevi has time and again requested the conservancy staff to clear the garbage but after a few days things are back to square one.

The residents want the authorities to address the issue. “ We residents too have a duty to keep our roads clean,” adds Sridevi.


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