Garbage a major issue at this year’s Attukal Pongala

Though arrangements for the Attukal Pongala are progressing, the trash pile at Attakulangara by-pass is still a worrying factor.

Though arrangements for the Attukal Pongala are progressing, the trash pile at Attakulangara by-pass is still a worrying factor.

After the shutdown of the vilappilsala solid waste management factory, Attakulangara by-pass and nearby area has become a dumping zone for garbage. Now the place is occupied by stray dogs and scavenger birds and their numbers are increasing. Recently a major fire broke out in the garbage heap at Attakulangara bypass road that took hours to put out.

It is hoped that a major portion of piled up garbage will be removed today. The city Corporation has begun a cleaning drive in the 29 wards designated as Attukal Pongala festival area. The area near Chala has been accorded top priority.

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