Residents urge HC to shift garbage transfer centre | Patna News

PATNA: At least two dozen residents have moved the Patna high court to shift the municipal corporation’s garbage transfer centre from the densely populated residential area in Macchuatoli to some other location as it was causing health problems for many of them. They also urged the high court to shift the fertilizers production unit, which uses the selected items from the garbage, to some other location.
The petitioners are residents of Macchuatoli, Arya Kumar road, Amruddi Gali mohalla, Anup Nagar, Kazipur, DN Das Lane and Abulas Lane under Kadamkuan police station area. They are being represented by counsel Ajit Kumar.
The division bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S Kumar took up the PIL for hearing on Monday and sought replies from the urban development and housing department, Patna Municipal Corporation and Bihar State Pollution Control Board within three weeks’ time about possible solution to the problem being faced by the residents. Prasoon Sinha appeared for the corporation while Parijat Saurav represented the board. The matter would be heard again on November 15.
As per the PIL, garbage is dumped on a plot of land which was earlier used by the residents for morning and evening walk. It also had Bankipore circle municipal office and a middle school. However, the office shifted more than two decades ago.
The residents had urged the authorities to convert the plot into a children’s park, but the government decided to construct a mall, which was never completed and, instead, became a place for antisocial elements and later made a garbage transfer centre.

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