BHUBANESWAR: Villagers of Daruthenga panchayat on the outskirts of the City blocked solid waste disposal trucks of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) consecutively for two days demanding shifting of the dumping site at Bhuasuni to a nearby 120 acre plot at Tulasidehipur.
The agitating villagers said repeated meetings and discussion with the district administration, BMC and Commissionerate of Police have yielded no results. The assurances given by them over the years are hollow, they alleged.
“The smoke emanating from burning solid waste in the dumping yard has exposed locals to respiratory disorders,” sarpanch Prasant Routray said.
The agitation will continue till a decision is taken on shifting of the solid waste disposal yard and proposed waste treatment plant to Tulasidehipur, he added.
Meanwhile, the blockade led to piling up of garbage in the temporary transit station (TTS) at Chakeisiani in the City.
While the TTS has almost reached its threshold by Monday, the situation would become severe if the strike continues and garbage is not cleared from Chakeisiani yard, sources added.