JAMMU: The lone sports infrastructure of the winter capital–M A Stadium–has turned into a garbage station and is welcoming the players with stink and filth, courtesy Monsoon.
The scene outside the stadium is not new as it can be visible any time post heavy rains especially in monsoon season but despite that the authorities concerned are least bothered to find permanent remedy to the problem.
According to sources, due to a drain (Nallah) near outdoor stadium opposite main entrance to the pavilion, the water with heaps of garbage overflows due to rains and it get accumulated in the parking area thus leaving the area stinking due to presence of dumps of garbage.
“The repair work of the drain started months ago from the start of the monsoon season but is still unfinished hanging,” they said.
Meanwhile, parents accompanying their wards to the venue for regular training sessions rued and lamented the government for not taking sports seriously and giving due consideration to its development.
Piles of garbage and muck accumulated outside main pavilion at MA Stadium.
“Monsoon season is an annual phenomenon how the department can ignore this problem when it is in front of your eyes,” a parent said. She further added that due to dump of garbage and stink not only the sports activity hampers but it also poses risk of diseases among children visiting the stadium.
“Due to dust, filth and stink, the players especially the children can fall ill and suffer from fever, skin allergies and respiratory infections,” another parent rued.
Meanwhile sources said that the department deputed sweepers to hold ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’ only inside the premises including the offices, adding, “The JMC machinery is pressed into service every time to launch cleanliness drive post rains but more than four days have passed and no action has initiated so far thus causing inconvenience to the visitors and inviting health hazards.”
However, officials at the M A Stadium remained tightlipped despite the venue is filled with polythenes, garbage and dust.
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