Pune : Residents of Balewadi High Street irked over garbage dumping issues, seek attention from PMC 

Pune : Residents of Balewadi High Street irked over garbage dumping issues, seek attention from PMC

Pune : Residents of Balewadi High Street irked over garbage dumping issues, seek attention from PMC

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With the increasing issue of garbage dumps, residents of Shitladevi Nagar, Baner are facing issues and are unable to take it anymore and want the administration to take permanent action as soon as possible.

The area comes under the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the residents have been having issues since 2018. One of the most concerning problems faced by the residents is the garbage dump in slum areas nearby. Residents staying 50-70 metres away from the garbage dump are facing lots of issues which include the constant smell of garbage and an increase in the amount of mosquitoes making it impossible for people living nearby to breathe fresh air. In addition, the garbage has increased so much that only one vehicle can pass by on the road even though 2-3 vehicles can easily pass. With increasing garbage, it has also increased the number of pigs and other insects. It is also noticed that there are no proper water pipelines to dispose of the dirty water.   

Moreover, there are no streetlights on the back side of the area making it unsafe for people especially the ladies of the area to walk alone after 7:00 PM. Alongside this, the process of supplying water tanks to the societies is still in progress.      

On Friday 9th February 2024 a resident of Shitladevi Nagar behind Balewadi Highstreet told us with utter disappointment that they have been living in this area for 2 years and though they have complained to  PMC on behalf of more than 1000 residents staying nearby, no permanent action has been taken. “They come once in 6 months to clean the dump rather than coming regularly.”

To this, the PMC official, Promod Ukirde replied, “I will look into this issue soon and will be solved by Monday 12th February, 2024.”

The residents urge the administration to take action and improve the quality of lifestyle by working on water pipelines, proper garbage disposal, water tanks and street lights.

Manasi Patil 

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