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Posted On: 20 December 2012 09:23 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

Industrial Area residents allege neglect by authorities

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Residents of Street 38 of the Industrial Area have sought the urgent intervention of the municipal authorities to clear the sewage water, garbage and, human waste which have turned the entire area, which is one of the most densely populated localities, into an unlivable place. Informing this to Gulf Times, representatives of some companies and residents in the area said if human waste and sewage water from several accommodations in the area are not cleared on a war footing, it could lead to the spreading of communicable diseases among the residents, mostly employees of the companies. The residents fear with rains likely in coming days, the situation would get worse. They said repeated complaints to municipal authorities have not drawn any action. “In the last nine months, we have repeateadly sought their (municipal officials) attention, no action has been taken so far,” said an inmate of a camp on Street 38. Residents pointed out that flooding of sewage water and human waste have forced municipal trucks to skip the locality. “Once when we spoke to the cleaners, they expressed their inability to clear the garbage from the locality as they need to walk through the sewage-water to reach the dustbins placed in front of the accommodations in the area,” said an inmate of one of the camps, which is just about a kilometre from Al Attiya market. Inmates said they are planning to meet the central municipal council members to register their complaint. “We cannot even step out of our camps these days as the entire street is flooded with human waste and sewage water, mostly coming from the accommodations along the street,” said a resident. The area’s residents said if no action is coming from municipal authorities, they would seek an appointment with Supreme Council of Health (SCH) officials, to inform them of the potential dangers arising from the non-clearance of human waste and sewage water from a densely populated locality. Some of them expressed fear that it could even result in epidemic outbreak. They also feel that had their location been anywhere close to the city or in its immediate outskirts, municipal authorities would have swung into action without any delay. Gulf Times