Bleach footpaths city: demands residents

Port Blair
18 May 2017

With the monsoon rains in, moss-ridden footpaths in various parts of the city is likely to take toll on the residents. The civic agency has been exhibiting lethargy towards ensuring adequate supply to municipal council wards Limited stock exhausted within days after bleaching powder was sprinkled on moss-ridden footpaths in various parts of the city. According to reports, the Councillors of all the Wards are demanding replenishment of the bleaching powder stock, shortage of which has led to several mishaps in the past.
“Footpaths remain moist for the majority of the period during monsoon season and footpaths become dark green with moss. People normally avoid slippery paths to prevent accidents. Several citizens have injured themselves after slipping on the footpaths recently. Some even suffered fractures after falling from the moss-ridden footpaths. Despite repeated media reports and requisitions from the Ward Councillors, the Municipal Council has failed to replenish the stock of bleaching powder,” said some residents of Delanipur and adjoining. (EOIC)