Thursday, August 12, 2010

Garbage piles up at Kammanahalli

Garbage piles up at Kammanahalli


Y Maheswara Reddy Express News ServiceFirst Published : 12 Aug 2010 01:15:54 AM ISTLast Updated : 12 Aug 2010 08:03:03 AM IST
BANGALORE :The residents of Kammanahalli are facing a lot of problems due to unattended garbage that gets accumulated everyday.
According to them, pourakarmikas are not working hard to clear the heaps of garbage at Hanumanthappa Road Cross, which has become a nuisance for residents and school children.
“I made requests to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials to clear the garbage. Our school children find it tough to cope with the bad smell emanating from garbage. We will be grateful if the BBMP officials take an initiative to solve the problem at the earliest,” says S Mercy, teacher, Azalea Nursery School that caters to the needs of 40 children from economically backward families.
Echoing Mercy’s opinion, R Shanmugam, a resident, said that pourakarmikas were not doing their job properly. “They are interested in only collecting money from all houses during the first week of every month. We don’t mind giving them Rs 10 or Rs 20 provided they clear the garbage on a regular basis,” said Shanmugam.
Another problem in Kammanahalli ward is that the BBMP men, who have removed silt from open drains, did not clear it. One can find mounds of silt on the I Cross of Ramaswamy Palya.
“The silt has been remained on the road for more than a week. The BBMP authorities did not take any measure to remove it. A small spell of rain is enough to make the silt melt and it reaches the open drain again. It is a complete waste of money and manpower,” said Meenakshi, a housewife.
Unlike other areas, the residents here are happy with drinking water supply. “We are getting drinking water twice a week. Our area is better when compared to other areas with acute shortage of drinking water,” said Subbanna, a resident.
When contacted, MC Srinivas, corporator, said that efforts are being made to improve water supply.
“I gave priority to remove silt from storm water drains to avoid inconvenience during monsoon. I will direct the BBMP officials to remove silt from roads immediately,” said Srinivas.
The corporator blamed the contractor for the garbage pileup at Ramaswamy Palya and Subbaiah Palya.
“The contractor is not doing his duty properly. Efforts are on to float tenders to clear the garbage on ward-wise basis,” he added.

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