By our staff reporter
Guwahati, Oct 20: The Ganeshguri area in Guwahati stinks like a sewer. There are places where crows and stray dogs are seen to contest to grab larger share of stale food and shopkeepers throwing garbage in roadside areas.
At the centre point of the city road leading to Dispur and Hatigoan, one has to stop inhalation of air as much as one can. The sinking garbage there is sure to make people take ill when they are exposed to the ambience there for a long period.
Speaking to The Sentinel, a commoner said: “The footpaths of the Ganeshguri area is in very bad condition for the commoners to walk as vendors and the shopkeepers throw garbage wherever they want. In rainy days the condition becomes the worst.”
Adding, Juntu Gogoi, a resident of Ganeshguri area, said: “I always come to Ganeshguri market and one thing I can notice all the time is that the roadsides are mostly filled by rotten vegetables, fruits and some other materials. They are discarded materials from shops there. I don’t know as to why GMC workers don’t come regularly to clean the area as this is one of the busiest streets in the city. GMC should take some necessary step to clean the city.”
Gogoi further said, “Even in my area near Dispur College, all street vendors are seen on the footpath doing business. Pedestrians have to face problems to walk on the footpath where the vendors throw garbage at night.”