A Metro city that cannot dispose its own waste
Aluva: Despite priding itself on the 'Kochi Metro' status, Aluva still carries the shame and stink of garbage along its arterial roads. After a short break the bypass over bridge premises have again become the abode of sticking decaying waste.
The waste is piling up barely metres away from the first station of the cosmopolitan metro rail system. Accusations are ripe that the authorities are turning a blind eye towards the problem.
The market area and the narrow desolate roads along the bypass stretch are seen as the safest places to dump waste. Apart from the road sides, slopes and drains have all been piling up with waste.
The waste being dumped in plastic bags and sacks is posing epidemic threat as it has been decaying and chocking drains. With protests emerging from several centres with authorities responding with partial damage control.
With no concerted efforts, the garbage pile is only mounting day by day even as the city gears up to open itself to the world as a cosmopolitan destination.