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No Swachh work leaves Old City stinking of garbage

No Swachh work leaves Old City stinking of garbage
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Even as the State Formation Day was celebrated pompously across the State, the streets and colonies in Old City remained under the heaps of garbage. The apathy of sanitation works was clearly evident in many areas as hardly any cleaning activity was carried out to keep the localities clean. 

Charminar: Even as the State Formation Day was celebrated pompously across the State, the streets and colonies in Old City remained under the heaps of garbage. The apathy of sanitation works was clearly evident in many areas as hardly any cleaning activity was carried out to keep the localities clean.

These areas were not the interiors of city but were very close to tourist spots like Charminar, Mecca Masjid and Chowmahalla Palace. Khilwat, Shah Gunj, Murgi Chowk, Fateh Darwaza, Khurshid Jah Ki Dewdhi and other areas have been stinking due to unattended dustbins and heaps of garbage.

Most of the iconic buildings across the city were lit up and decorated but the garbage ridden streets remained out of sight. Locals complained about unbearable stink and rise in insects. Abdul Rashid from Khilwat said that it has become order of the day that GHMC staff leave the garbage to pile up for several days together. He said, "Dereliction by the GHMC staff was leading to spread of diseases and once rainy season starts, it would become severe."

He demanded that the authorities take immediate steps to clear the debris. Laiq Ahmed from Hussaini Alam said that it was uncomfortable to pass through the stretch near Murgi Chowk because of the foul smell emanating out of the garbage pile. He said that despite regular instructions by the higher ups of civic departments, ground staff was not acting. He said that Swachh Hyderabad seems confined to areas excluding Old City.

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