Illegal dumping, especially during odd hours, has been posing a big problem for residents of sector 6, Kharghar. Residents claim that they have brought the problem to the notice of the authorities, but it has fallen on deaf ears. The area is one of the best in the node and is on the road that leads to the Central Park.
“We have been irked over the illegal activity going on in the sector for the past several years. Trucks carrying debris brought from various sites arrive in the area, mainly during wee hours of the day and go to a lane behind Shah Arcade where the vehicles are emptied on an open plot. This plot has been reserved for an educational institution and is surrounded by flora and fauna, but people indulging in this illegal act, are ruining the place,” a resident of sector 6 said.
Another resident added that the plot is situated opposite Prime Mall and does not have fencing. “So these people use this plot to dump debris while many people also relieve themselves at the plot making life difficult for those staying in the surrounding buildings. The wild grass mushrooming from the heaps of debris can lead to serious health issues, the common ones being mosquito-related diseases,” he said.
When contacted, a senior official from Cidco’s health department stated that the issue of debris clearing does not come under its purview while the chief controller of unauthorised constructions (CCUC), Anil Patil pleaded ignorance about it. However, he said he will investigate the matter and initiate action against the offenders.