Mumbai’s Ascend International students, staff can now breathe easy, civic body starts clearing huge garbage pile
The students and teachers at the Ascend International School located in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) will no longer have to bear the stench from the garbage that was piling up on the adjacent plot. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started clearing the nearly 10-feet tall garbage Wednesday, following a complaint from the school authorities.
The piece of land, which is sandwiched between the school campus in BKC’s F-Block and Mithi River, has been lying abandoned for many years. Waste heaps, mainly construction debris, started piling on the ground just before the school resumed offline classes in the new academic year. Monsoon made the situation worse. Ever since the foul smell from the dumpyard and the swarm of flies have been causing an unhygienic learning environment for the school students.
The school authorities were literally “shocked” to see the huge pile of garbage on the ground nearby when the school reopened for regular classes, post pandemic. “It has been our priority to resolve the situation which posed a health issue for the students and the staff. We took up the issue with the authorities concerned and submitted a formal complaint,” an official with the school told The Indian Express off the record. However, the school administration has not officially responded to The Indian Express.