Stinking garbage shed mocks at plush Poloview
The stinking garbage shed near plush Poloview has become source of nuisance for the shopkeepers, pedestrians and tourists, alike. The garbage shed, perhaps created for the convenience of eateries in the area, lacks proper scientific sanitation. It’s a breeding ground for mosquitoes, flies and germination the foul smell, which spreads to the entire area.
Many working in the locality are seen covering their nose with handkerchief for they may get infected as they have to pass through the filthy passage everyday to park their cars in the parking lot behind this shed. Tourists taking a walk via garbage shed feel pestered because the footpath is close to the dumping site.
This garbage shed should have never come up there keeping in view its importance. The posh Poloview, one of the oldest shopping areas designed and laid out by the best planners of the yore, has a history of its own. The market was established in the 1954 as the first handicrafts market for the tourists, particularly the foreigners.
The surroundings of this market were open with great ambience. On the western side is open play field, the Polo Ground. The name relates to the history of Maharajas of Kashmir who used to play polo there. The ground has one building on southern side with open gallery giving a complete view of the ground which is still there as a showpiece of colonial design. This for now houses our traffic police office.
Looking at Polo Ground, which is situated in the heart of Srinagar between the two most important roads, gives first impression about the City landscape of this paradise on Earth to the visitors. But the presence of garbage shed is an eyesore.
The Poloview garbage shed needs to be relocated forthwith because it happens to be a cause of discomfort for all. It’s a blot on the importance of the place it has been constructed at.
(The ideas expressed are author’s own)
Lastupdate on : Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 11 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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