Dehradun: Commuters littering along Sundarwala-Ladpur green belt area, officials not taking action
Rampant disposal of garbage by commuters is causing damage to the green belt between Sundarwala and Ladpur in Dehradun says, area residents
Rampant disposal of garbage by commuters is causing damage to the green belt between Sundarwala and Ladpur in Dehradun says, area residents. Residents claim that folks coming in cars or on two-wheelers litter along the road within the area which falls under Ward 63 of Dehradun municipal limits.
Residents claim that people coming in cars or on two-wheeler litter along the road in the area,
The locals requested the civic body to take care of the situation on priority. They said that the intervention of authorities is especially crucial during these times as the disposal of medical waste can lead to the spread of Covid-19 in the area.
The place has become the favorite spot for throwing all kinds of garbage said a resident. We have often raised the issue with the civic officials and the forest department but no concrete steps were taken to address the problem.”
The residents even pooled money and put up posters on the stretch, requesting people to not pollute the green belt, but nobody is paying heed to the requests. Commuters did remove garbage on the stretch for a few weeks but after that, the situation came back to where it was before.
Another local said, “We even took pictures of the vehicle registration numbers of the offenders and handed them over to the cops but no action was taken against them.” Meanwhile, officials of Dehradun Municipal Corporation when queried about the matter, said that they're going to deploy sanitation teams to clear the area regularly.