BHATULEM-PANAJI: The stretch of road from the Madkaikar building to Advalpalkar residential complex in Bhatulem which leads to Santa Cruz has become an eyesore and deathtrap for motorists especially two-wheeler riders as garbage dumped there attracts stray animals including stray dogs and cattle.
The travel is becoming increasingly risky with stray dogs and cattle crisscrossing it in search of food around spots where garbage has been dumped.
As there are no streetlights, residents taking advantage of darkness throw garbage on the roads or on the roadsides. Also, some miscreants indulge in anti-social activities under the garb of darkness.
Miscreants also throw liquor bottles on the road with the pieces endangering passersby. Women and schoolgirls fear passing from the road stretch fearing that the miscreants may target them.
The garbage also consists of construction debris and heaps of domestic waste. Stray animals scatter the plastic bags which sometimes fly from one side to another and spread all over the road emanating bad stench.
People on their morning and evening walk face a lot of difficulties due to garbage lying on the roads.
There are also some vehicles abandoned in the vicinity which provide hiding ground for drug addicts who flock to the area mainly during the night time.
Residents allege that the panchayat is not carrying out any cleanliness activities since the area comes under the jurisdiction of Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP).