Clean up Gulshan Lake | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 13, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 13, 2008

Clean up Gulshan Lake

The Gulshan Lake has a nice walkway on its western bank, and every morning a lot of residents including many women from Gulshan, Badda and nearby areas take their morning walk. Unfortunately, the bank of the lake is sullied by refuse and garbage being dumped there; mostly by the residents of the flats and houses bordering the western lakeside. Possibly the same thing happens in the eastern side of the lake too, but there is no walkway. I have seen garbage being brought from Badda and dumped on the north-west corner of the walkway into the lake. I have pointed it to the police in their camp right opposite this corner; but they couldn't care less. Possibly they too dump the refuse from their camp, into the lake! Despite many complaints to the Gulshan municipality, they do nothing about it. Is it not a part of their conservancy function?
The CTG should (rather must, if I may say so) carry out clean up of the lake banks to restore the lake to its natural state. They may post law enforcers round the clock, or from 7:00am to 10:00pm at the places where roads end at the west bank of the lake, and also at the north and south end of the walkway and catch the people who come to throw garbage. Tracing back from them, they can find out the residents responsible for this pollution and fine them to finance the clean-up expenses. May be this will inculcate some civic sense in these otherwise well-to-do residents! This step to clean up the lake, will be deeply appreciated by the many, usually elderly residents who walk every morning along the highly polluted bank of the lake.

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