Residents oppose waste transfer station in Sec 70

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Gurgaon: Residents of new sectors along the Southern Peripheral Road have opposed the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram decision to set up a waste transfer station in Sector 70.
Residents raised concerns over noise and air pollution, and groundwater contamination in the area. They said that the waste transfer station would adversely impact their health. Some residents also claimed to have approached the chief minister, the local MLA and the MCG commissioner, requesting them to shift the proposed station.
Ajay Sharma, the vice-president, Tulip Ivory RWA, said, “We have every reason to believe that it (the waste transfer station) would be nothing but a nuisance in the area. The mechanism set up by the civic body is flawed despite so much spending on waste management. Now, the MCG wants to dump waste collected from different parts of the city here and then take the same to the Bandhwari landfill.”
More than 50,000 people live in various housing societies in sectors 69, 70 and 70A, including Tulip Violet, Tulip Ivory, M3M Escala, AIPL The Peaceful Homes, BPTP Astaire Garden, Paras Irene, GPL Eden Heights, among others.
Residents also alleged that the MCG is not transparent about the project. “Instead of focusing on the decentralisation of waste management and encouraging waste segregation at source, MCG is creating mini-landfill sites across the city. The condition of the other transfer stations built by MCG is pathetic. Those cause environmental degradation and create unhygienic conditions in surrounding residential areas. Before it (the waste transfer station) becomes a huge problem, we want to nip it in the bud. If need be, we are ready to take up the matter in court,” Neehar Ranjan, a resident of BPTP Astaire Garden, said.
Capt RK Yadav (retd), president of Tulip Violet RWA, said, “Without any consultation with the residents, how can the civic body decide to set up this waste transfer station in the middle of a residential area? Our sector has remained neglected for years. Basic amenities are missing. But instead of parks and playgrounds for children or other community assets, they want to develop a dump yard here.”
Meanwhile, Vaishali Sharma, additional commissioner, MCG, said, “The site identification involved much deliberation. It will have proper fencing and boundaries. The waste will get managed scientifically. So, there will be no issue of pollution. However, a senior official would address whatever apprehension the residents have. We are willing to accommodate their feedback.”
Credit Source – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/residents-oppose-waste-transfer-station-in-sec-70/articleshow/88153478.cms

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