Garbage brothers at Qutub Shahi Tombs

Qutub-Shahi-TombsHyderabad: Quli Qutub Shahi Archaeological Park complex is facing trouble with garbage, which includes plastic bottles and disposable paper plates can be seen inside the tombs. Sanitation workers are burning the garbage inside the park premises.

A sanitation worker said, “We work from 9am to 6pm every day, but the complex is so huge that four of us can’t clean the entire premises. Also, our contract with the department will end in March. Only 4 women employed to clean the 80 acre site, where around 30 sanitation workers were working a year ago.

Deputy Director of Archaeology, Raheem Shah Ali, said, “The site is under renovation so a lot of litter might have accumulated because of the ongoing work.” He added that the number of workers employed shouldn’t be a matter of concern because “garbage is being disposed off”.

Sanitation workers said that the dustbins were stolen from the premises and authorities haven’t placed new ones. As no dustbins are seen in site, visitors have started littering inside the areas of tomb.

Mr Raheem Shah Ali said, “No one stole the bins. The garbage bins were removed to fulfil the Unesco World Heritage Site guidelines.” Department is “trying to find a solution to the problem” he added.

Medaram Jathara

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