At least 100 eateries crop up on both sides of the road around 6 pm and the garbage produced by them are not cleared regularly.
However, they are not for pedestrians. At least 100 eateries crop up on both sides of the road around 6 pm. As if that is not enough, the shops churn out garbage, mostly food waste, in large quantity and it remains uncleared for days together. While the Corporation has not regulated the eateries or taken action against them, it also turns a blind eye on the mounting garbage without clearing them, which raises a stink in the locality, complained residents.
Krishnakumar, a residents’ welfare association head in Mogappair, said, “Post 9 pm, the road is entirely taken over by the eateries and one can see hundreds of two-wheelers parked in front such shops. The police, too, go on patrol but they do not question the men running the eateries. Their job starts only after midnight asking them to shut shop. While the eateries dump the waste in the nearby bins, trucks do not come on a daily basis to clear them,” he said.
Residents said Corporation is under the impression that it is not a commercial hub and hence it is not necessary to send the garbage trucks every day. “But since the stretch has turned into a street for cheap food, officials concerned should realise that leaving the garbage uncleared for days together will only pave way for spreading of diseases,” said another resident.
Corporation’s Executive Engineer for Ambattur zone was not available for his comment.