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Thursday, 17 December 2020

Tikri tale: Heaps of garbage, stinking toilets

Tribune News Service
Jhajjar, December 16

Heaps of garbage, stinking toilets and the awful stench. This is the state of affairs along the 10-km stretch of the Rohtak-Delhi highway from the Jakhoda bypass to the Tikri border, raising a question mark on the working of the Bahadurgarh Municipal Council.

Farmers have been protesting against the Centre's three new farm laws at the Tikri-Bahadurgarh border for 20 days.

They claimed the MC failed in its duty to maintain cleanliness on the highway.

Karamjeet Singh, a farmer from Moga (Punjab), said. "The MC has not placed enough dustbins on the 10-km stretch. As a result, farmers throw plates, glasses and peels of fruits on the road."

Another problem facing farmers is the stinking mobile toilets, forcing them to defecate in the open. Besides, the road from the Sector 9 turn, Bahadurgarh, to the Tikri border has turned into muddy pathways causing inconvenience to protesters and shopkeepers alike.

"Mobile toilets are few and placed far from the protest site. Moreover, the toilets are not cleaned every day. The stink is unbearable," said Jaskirat Singh from Sangrur.

When contacted, Naveen Dhankhad, Executive Engineer, MC, refuted farmers' charges. "Mobile toilets and dustbins have been placed in adequate numbers, while the garbage is lifted every day."

from The Tribune

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