Sopore, Nov 5: A day after news was carried on “illegal” garbage dumping site at Sofi Akbar road at Ningli in Sopore town, the authorities swung into action, with Director Urban Local Bodies (ULB) visiting the area on Saturday.
Director ULB Kashmir, Mathoora Masoom visited the Ningli waste dumping site and directed the council to take immediate steps for adequate cleaning of the municipal waste of the town. She also assured that the garbage dumped at the site will be cleared within a week.
Masoom said the garbage shall no more be thrown at the site and that the solid waste material from Sopore town would be now taken to Jetty Baramulla for dumping where an integrated facility is in process, for which a detailed project report (DPR) is being prepared.
“The garbage present here will be cleared, and within a week, it will either be put in a legacy waste or taken to Jetty Baramulla site,” she said.
When asked who was behind the frequent burning of garbage, the officer said they have lodged two FIRs in this regard. “I also request the media to help us in identifying the miscreants. We will definitely take strict action against them,” she stressed. “From now onwards, we will put extra vigil in the area.”
On the losses incurred due to waste dumping which also includes damage to trees due to frequent fires, the Director ULB said nothing as such has been brought to her notice. “If there is any such case, it will definitely be looked into,” she said.
As per official sources, the high court has directed the municipal authorities to inform about the measures taken for management of municipal waste from Sopore town and directed for personal appearance of the Director Urban Local Bodies Kashmir on the next date of hearing before the court. (KNO)
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