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Dustbins turn to dust & scraps along GS Road Guwahati

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, July 29: With the days passing on, the highly proclaimed Swachh Bharat Mission seems fading away from the spectacular practices of the common citizens. As soon as the new regime emerged at the Centre, the advocacy on cleanliness following the introduction of the Swachh Bharat Mission was so extensive and widespread that it sparked an attitude of cleanliness for a short while.

Hence, starting from the departments’ concerned, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and to the individual residents, series of cleanliness drives went viral from public spaces to the individual spaces. This was followed by installation of numbers of dustbins in various places sponsored by both public as well as private organizations. However, experiences say that everything it all went for a short while. This hypothesis is much strengthened by the present scenario appearing along the GS Road near Rajiv Bhawan.

Forget about outskirt roads or bylanes, the GS Road, one of the major traffic routes of the city has been deserted with numbers of unutilized dustbins. Talking to The Sentinel, a local resident from near Rajiv Bhawan said that most of the dustbins installed along the GS road have been left abandoned due to reasons best known to the GMC. Most of the dustbins were thrown away from its respective installation points. He indicated that the dustbins were installed lying outside of the railing of the footpath. Presumably it troubled the parking for which, these were removed. Presently, most of these dustbins have been lying abandoned at near Rajiv Bhawan for two months. Notably, nobody is taking care of it, he added.

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