TURA, June 7 - William Point � one of the most recognisable and popular spots of Tura is fast turning into a garbage dump. The vantage point � which offers a wonderful view of the iconic Tura Peak, has been in the news after concerned citizens posted photos of alcohol bottles and plastic trash being dumped in the park. The cleaning drive on the occasion of �World Environment Day� showed that nothing had changed.
The cleaning drive was undertaken by students of Don Bosco College. From the social media post by the district administration one can see thousands of plastic bottles and alcohol bottles dumped within the park. The collection was so huge that only the garbage (barring the plastic and alcohol bottles) took more than one TMB garbage collection bin.
�This park is dedicated to the first CM of Meghalaya, Capt Williamson Sangma. We need to ensure such land marks remain garbage-free,� said a citizen of Tura.
To add to the embarrassment, the park is just opposite the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) and about 200 metres from the Tura Government College.
�How can we be so callous and allow such littering to take place? How are people being allowed to take alcohol bottles inside to drink and then dump it there? This is shameful,� said another resident.
The situation in other areas is similar. In a similar drive organised by the administration at Gandrak Dare, more such beer bottles and plastic waste was found. The amount of litter in what is a water source for Tura has led the administration to appeal to citizens to keep the catchment areas clean.