Trash, debris heaps pile up behind Tughlaq HouseJuly 7, 2013
KARACHI: Piles of trash and debris along with the back wall of Sindh Secretariat and Tughlaq House building are yet to be lifted despite passage of many weeks.
The back wall area of Sindh Secretariat and Tughlaq House has become a filthy area due to lack of proper waste disposal. Heaps of trash and garbage is a lingering municipal issue of this area; however, the concerned agencies are reluctant to address it.
In past a trash dump was constructed over a Nullah but due to inefficiency of garbage collecting staff and lack of civic sense of the citizens living in the vicinity heaps of garbage are found on the main street, even to the extent that they block smooth flow of traffic. The cement slabs over the bridge of Nullah were removed in last monsoon season, but yet to be properly placed. There are big gaps between these slabs, causing chances of falling of pedestrians and motorcycles into the Nullah through these gasping spaces.
There are piles of building debris resting on the back wall of Tughlaq House but they are not being removed despite passage of weeks. This garbage area is the heaven of drug addicts and scavengers. The area is badly lit in night and criminals snatch mobile phones and other valuables from people on this street after dusk.
Besides, trash and piles of debris, junk vehicles of some motor mechanic shops have also been parked here for years. They not only block the traffic flow, but they may also create serious security concerns as antisocial elements may throw or hide anything here with quite an ease.
This area is visited by a large number of people including government officials and it has now become overdue that proper cleanliness should be maintained here.