Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Festival fallout: Roads turn litter bins

Festival fallout: Roads turn litter bins
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: A day after the city celebrated ‘Ganesha Habba’, the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) is working hard to clear the waste dumped on city roads. The waste accumulated after the festival is ten times more compared to the daily waste dumped on roads.

BMP Deputy Commissioner (Health), Manu Balliger told this paper that the BMP has taken up a drive to clear out decorative wastes, accumulated from the houses.

“We have been receiving complaints from the residents and also from busy market areas like K R Market, Russell Market and Malleswaram. The officials are taking adequate measures to maintain the cleanliness of the city. Areas like Jayanagar, Indiranagar and Koramangla are our prime focus at present,” he added.

In spite of providing mobile immersion vehicles, people have not come forward to make utmost use of it. The BMP faces similar problem every year.

BMP Chief Health Officer, Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi said that garbage clearance team is working in shifts in some parts of the city.

“It is not only the duty of the BMP but also of the residents to make adequate use of the mobile immersion tanks and garbage disposal lorries, rather than disposing the waste on the roads,” she said.

The civic body is taking all possible measures to keep the city clean, Baligar added. On Monday, the Additional Commissioner had convened a meeting of the department officials to discuss about measures to be taken to ensure that the waste is collected and disposed off in a scientific manner.


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