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Construction debris pile up along lakes under corporation’s nose

COIMBATORE: While the town corporation is speeding up the paintings to embellish the bunds of Periyakulam alongside the Perur Bypass, building particles proceed to be deposited on the other aspect of the road.

“People might be seen dumping particles alongside the road every other day. Corporation officers visit the place ceaselessly to check out the continued paintings. But, they by no means took measures to take away the particles or prevent the polluters,” said R Muthusamy, a commuter. “People used to dump building waste alongside the lake bund earlier. Now because the paintings is happening, they have began to dump it on the other aspect.”

A equivalent state of affairs prevails alongside the Valankulam lake.

Disposal of particles has greater in the contemporary months because the corporation has became a blind eye to the violation, Ukkadam resident Sameer Ahamed informed TOI. “A couple of years ago, the corporation used to slap penalty every time they catch vehicles disposing particles. Now, trucks sporting particles can be seen from afternoon until middle of the night. Sometimes, corporation vehicles can be seen accumulating the particles to fill potholes.”

The corporation will have to slap penalty and snatch the vehicles that sell off building waste, said Syed of Osai, an environmental organization. “Debris disposed in lakes occupy a considerable space, cut back the lake space and block storm drains when disposed alongside the roads. The corporation has set up several assortment centres across the city to collect building particles and has even arranged a car to collect particles from sites. But the waste is still disposed in public puts, basically because of ignorance. Public will have to co-operate with the officers to preserve nature.”

Meanwhile, corporation commissioner Ok Vijayakarthikeyan said that steps will likely be taken to streamline the waste disposal procedure. A young will likely be known as quickly to build a plant to recycle the particles, he added.

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