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Spic and Span roads after lockdown!!



“Balakrishna Road has many high profile people living in the vicinity. Still, the road corners were full of spilled garbage. But now, after the lockdown, it is so clean that I am wondering if this is the same road!” exclaimed Kalusalingam, Thiruvanmiyur. The same has been noticed by many volunteer RWA representatives from Sastri Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, and Valmiki Nagar etc.


As per the Greater Chennai Corporation, Chennai city produces 5400 metric tons of garbage apart from 700 metric tons of construction and demolition debris. While 69% of the waste was contributed by residential apartments, 16% has been attributed to commercial establishments, 14% to halls and schools, and 2% to the industries.


As per the updates from the Corporation, during the lockdown, the amount of garbage generated has reduced by approximately 30%. Apart from commercial institutions, Corporation officials also attributed the reduction in waste to households that had gone to their native.





In pics - Garbage bins at  Sastri Nagar 1st main road, Sastri Nagar 9th Lane, Indira Nagar 3rd Cross Street and Indira Nagar 1st Main Road.

Many however disagree. “Kasturba Nagar has been source segregating for a year. But the dumpster out there was always full with an abundant amount of spillage. With the lockdown, the dumpster is hardly even quarter way full,” says Bhaskar, a resident of Kasturba Nagar. Similar is the story in other communities segregating. “There are times when rotten fish is thrown by the eateries around her, and living around the dumpster, we need to suffer the stench, despite us actually segregating. The dumpster is so clean now that it's hardly even noticeable,” adds Bhaskar.


With hardly any spillage, the roads are now spic and span. And the spring that sets in - trees shedding and regenerating, the natural colorful covering on the road is not something that we see at all.


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