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Rainfall kicks up stench in Kohima

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Feb 28, 2021 10:56 pm
Waste materials seen piling up in a drain near National Highway 29 along Mohonkhola in Kohima on Sunday evening.  (EM Images) 

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Kohima, Feb. 28 (EMN): Poor drainage system and lack of civic sense continue to cause nuisance to the public as waste materials overflow roads and highways in many parts of Kohima.

A citizen who resides near the highway informed Eastern Mirror that wastes flow down towards the highway and parts of Upper AG colony from the middle sector of New Minister’s Hill colony whenever it rains.

He also complained how people throw garbage and faeces into the Dzüvürü River along the national highway and New Minister’s Hill.

Rainfall in the state capital recently spilled debris out from a drain near National Highway 29 along Mohonkhola locality, causing inconveniences to those residing near the road.

He shared that foul odour from the accumulated wastes create problems when the authority concerned delays in clearing up the debris.

The citizen opined that the authority should keep sensitising the public on such issues, adding that “we need cooperation from everyone along with the authority to solve the issue”.

 A social media user also posted about waste materials such as used condoms, sanitary pads, diapers and dead fish spread on a road at Upper AG colony on a Facebook page.

When this newspaper contacted Kohima Municipal Council about the incident, an official informed that they had not received any complaints from anyone. The official added that whenever they receive information of garbage being piled up, they send their personnel to clear the waste.

He added that in the last few days, they had not received information about such complaints.

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Feb 28, 2021 10:56:58 pm