By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 14: The onus of keeping Guwahati clean lies with Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), besides each and every citizen of the city. Has anyone seen how clean the GMC Market Complex at Fancy Bazar in the city is? Words fail one to describe the heaps of stinking garbage in the GMC’s market complex in the city.
The complex is a multi-storeyed building. Its top floor is used for accommodation of some offices of the civic body. On the second floor there are some godowns. The first floor has shops and markets in a stinking atmosphere, while the ground floor is used for parking of vehicles. If this is the attitude of the GMC towards one of its complex located at the business hub of the city, one can gauge at ease what could be the attitude of the civic body towards other places, including public places.
The situation has come to such a pass that one cannot go to the toilets or washrooms in the complex without blocking ones nostrils with a handkerchief. The surroundings of the market complex are no better.
When contacted, Guwahati Mayor Mrigen Sarania said: “I came to know the condition of the GMC Market Complex at Fancy Bazar in the city. Those at the helm of affairs failed to keep the complex clean. I’ll pay a visit to the complex soon. The entire complex has to be cleaned. The complex has to be reactivated.”
It is a matter to be watched if the Guwahati Mayor acts as he said or not.
However, there has been a change in the State with the change of guards. In the new political situation in the State, people are hopeful of positive changes taking place. When looked from such an angle, one has every reason to hope for positive changes as the minister who is now holding the GDD portfolio is Himanta Biswa Sarma. Will Sarma rise to be occasion?