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Green panel’s rap fails to move LMC

LUCKNOW: Turning a deaf ear to the March 15 closing date set by National Green Tribunal (NGT), Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) is yet to make sure that rubbish accumulated from town results in the Shivri cast waste control plant and as an alternative is letting it pile up on roadside.

On December 24, the NGT appointed UP Solid Waste Management Monitoring Committee (UPSWMMC) directed LMC to remove rubbish piles from across the city by January 10. The closing date was once extended to February 14 and later to March 15. In its third caution on February 27, UPSWNNC also warned of a superb if LMC refused to do its task.

The municipal company had then directed its zonal officials to ensure rubbish accumulated from roadside was once shifted to the forged waste control plant in Shivri within an hour of assortment at brief switch stations.

LMC had also warned its staff with suspension if they failed to hold out the orders.

An UPSWMMC reputable, mentioned, “We will launch an inspection drive in the city after Holi holidays. If we discover rubbish piled up on the roads, we might counsel NGT to take action against LMC.” LMC additional commissioner, Amit Kumar, mentioned, “We are undertaking inspection drives day by day. After anomalies were present in zone 2, 6 and seven on Friday, two LMC officers were suspended and an afternoon’s salary was once deducted of 4.”

However, a reality test by NewsTread confirmed that the company was once yet to be informed a lesson.

Unsatisfied with LMC’s efforts, native residents mentioned that they wanted results. New Hyderabad resident, Bipul Sonker, mentioned, “Everyday LMC vehicles dump rubbish here after amassing it from adjacent areas. Only part of it's shifted to the Shivri plant, whilst relaxation is left to rot in open.”

In Rakabganj, Zeeshan Siddiqui mentioned there has been no exchange in the scenario even after the repeated warnings from NGT.

( With inputs from Gaurav Dwivedi)

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