Date of Publishing: 2011-02-18 00:00:00.0

Garbage problem has been troubling the residents of Sector 16 and 16 A for a long time. This problem has arisen due to apathy of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC).
Vijay Walunj, a resident said, “NMMC initiated Ghanta Gadi system that brought in the module of having just one garbage bin for one lane. This was introduced to keep the city clean. The practice was welcomed by the residents as the process assured cleanliness. The garbage bin for lane along St Lawrence School was placed on footpath near Greenfield Society. Just a month back, one of the contractor was allotted the work for reducing the size of the footpath to end the chaotic condition on this road. This was done keeping in mind, the number of students of Karamveer Bhaurao Patil College and St Lawrence High School using this route. However, the students were previously barred from using footpath due to garbage bin but the things have turned from bad to worse now.”
Praveen Jadhav, a resident of Greenfield Society said, “The NMMC contractor has now brought the garbage bin on the street. Previously, we thought it was because of the work being carried out. But the work has ended around a month back now, but the bin has not been repositioned. Nobody including NMMC is bothered about this problem. Pedestrians face a lot of problems in crossing this stretch as footpath is uneven and the road is filled with garbage.” Moreover, the road from St Lawrence School to KBP College has been closed for traffic, but many vehicle drivers ply on this road too violating all rules. Due to this, any untoward incident can happen anytime here.
Walunj added, “The only solution is that the bin should be placed at a proper place and police should keep a strict vigil and penalise the violators.”
Vashi Ward Officer Ashok Madhavi said, “I am not aware about this problem but will send my staff to take care of it at the earliest.”
—Jaspal Singh naol

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