SRINAGAR, SEP 29: Irked by worst air pollution caused by foul odour around the Achan dumping site, people today staged protest along Ali Jan road against authorities.
Eyewitnesses said that the protesting people blocked the road leading to Achan dumping site by erecting barricades to stop SMC vehicles carrying waste.
The protesters, raising slogans like “we want Justice” alleged the government that they failed to take steps that could control foul our emanating from the dumping site.
Locals have blocked the bridge at Saidapora and a fleet of trucks with garbage has been halted on Soura road.
“Time and again we appealed to authorities to shift the site as not only is foul smell irritating the residents but the water table of the area too has been hit badly,” Ishtiyaq Ahmad Magray, a resident claimed.
They claim that the SMC is trying to accrue more land to extent the boundaries of dumping yard. We won’t allow that,” they said.
Worth to mention that people living around have time and again held protests and raised their voice against the dumping site which according them has turned their lives into hell.