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Garbage woes in Saligramam

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Trash is dumped near a transformer and in the event of an electrical wire snapping, there can be a fire mishap, say residents

Residents of Sai Nagar Main Road in Saligramam are irked by garbage pile-ups near an electrical transformer. Residents complain that garbage is not being cleared at regular intervals. Sai Nagar Main Road witnesses heavy traffic as it connects neighbourhoods like Chinmaya Nagar, Virugambakkam, Vadapalani, K.K. Nagar, Alwarthiru Nagar and Valasaravakkam and Koyambedu. But it is disgusting to pass though this stretch as it reeks of a foul smell, say residents.

“On an average, garbage is cleared from the bins only once in four to five days,” says K. Parvathi, a resident of Saligramam.

Residents say that the location of the transformer near the overflowing garbage bins is a concern as snapping of an electrical wire (from the transformer) might spark a fire on the garbage. They also point out that garbage pile-ups invite stray dogs.

“Steps will be taken to ensure that garbage is cleared at regular intervals,” says a Corporation official.

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