Bhatkal 5 August 2018: (Bhatkallys News Bureau) Residents of Al-Mina road finally have something to cheer about as Heble Panchayath officials on Sunday cleaned the infamous Al-Mina road off all the garbage, after repeated complaints by the residents and thorough follow up by Bhatkallys.com.
Heble Panchayath President ND Moger, Vice President Ibbu Ali and area ward Councillor Syed Ali, along with a JCB machine and a few labors turned up at the Al-Mina road for achieving a feat that was long hoped and expected from them, cleaning the Al-Mina road.
The labors after hours of hard work and supervision from the officials cleaned loads of garbage from the road as the residents breathed a sigh of relief.
Bhatkallys.com also played an important role in raising the concern and grievances of the residents with officials, and reported the issues several times to build on pressure on authorities with constant follow-ups.
The issue was taken up by both Madeena Welfare Society and Hanifabad Welfare Association with both the parties submitting several memorandums to Tahsildar, Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner after the Heble Panchayath had failed to come up with adequate solution owing to unavailability of a dumping yard, but on Sunday the Panchayath officials took it onto themselves and did not wait for orders or aid to come from AC/DC office to clean the roads and put in a commendable effort to get the job done, which could have been done a little earlier perhaps, but as it goes ‘Better late than never’.
ND Moger while speaking to Bhatkallys.com added “We have cleaned the locality now, but again this is a temporary solution, we are still working for a permanent solution which is for us to get a dump yard, we don’t know how long will it take, so from now it is for the people who should act responsibly and avoid dumping garbage here or anywhere on streets for that matter”.
Moger further blamed residents of other localities that comes under TMC and Jali Patan Panchayath limts for throwing garbage here (far from their own homes).
“80% of the garbage that we cleaned today has come from residents of Jali Patan Panchayath and TMC limits, I can say that clearly, it turned worst when both TMC and Jali Patan Panchayath regulated the separation of wet and dry garbage, also they don’t accept a few types of garbage so people come and dump it here” Moger added.
“People should be responsible, they should know with the amount of garbage that was lying here, it was effecting the health and daily lives of the residents here, they should understand this” he further added.
While speaking about measures to avoid a repeat of similar case here , Syed Ali Maliki added “We will see what we can do to avoid this in future, for now we are giving thought to installing cctv cameras here, and those caught will be prosecuted under law, there will be no compromise on this”
“My children are suffering from several diseases due to the pollution here, at times we can’t even sleep at our homes because of the stingy smell of the garbage, I request people to not throw garbage on streets like this, this is a serious issue as you are playing with someone’s life” Mujeeb, a resident of Al-Mina road added while thanking Panchayath officials for cleaning the road off garbage.
Bhatkallys.com calls on its readers to play their part as the responsible citizens and avoid throwing garbage anywhere on the streets and contribute to a healthier and cleaner society that we shall live in, as solutions to such problems comes at the cost of long waits, constant follow ups and more importantly at the cost of someone’s health.
(Bhatkallys News Bureau/ Ismail Zaorez)