Across Hyderabad, bins overflowing with garbage were a common sight at street corners and designated dumping points. until a week ago. After the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, however, finally made the city bin-free, citizens have started to dump garbage along roads.
Doing away with the need for garbage bins, the civic body plans to collect garbage from people’s doorsteps and directly transport it to transfer stations. According to officials, the civic body has laid off laborers and drivers, who used to collect and transfer waste, and the contract for garbage transfer is currently with Ramky Environmental Engineers.
Adil Shariff, working president of the Municipal Sahakar Mazdoor Union said, “The city had at least 900 garbage bins. But garbage is seen piled up at many places after these bins were removed. This will continue till the new contract of GHMC with Ramky Environmental Engineers is functional.” He also added that laborers and transporters who collected garbage from bins are protesting across the city as they have lost their jobs. Soon garbage will be lifted twice-thrice a day, instead of once in the morning, according to the GHMC officials.
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