Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bommanahalli turns a dump

Bommanahalli turns a dump

By Atul Chaturvedi
Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Trouble seems to be heading towards Bommanahalli residents in pairs. After the heavy rains that created a flood-like situation and brought life to a standstill last week, Bommanahalli has now become a dumping ground for the city’s garbage.

Fed up with the state of affairs, nearly 200 residents of Nayanappahalli and Bandenahalli village in BTM Layout 4th stage took out a protest march against BBMP on Tuesday, led by the local MLA Satish Reddy.

The residents allege that the Palike has been dumping the city’s garbage here for the last two months.

Reddy came down heavily on BBMP Commissioner Dr S Subramanaya’s directive, given to contractor Ravi Naidu, to dump garbage here. He also warned of intensifying the stir if the Palike continued to do the same.

Following Reddy’s complaint at the Hulimavu Police Station, four lorries were seized in Nayanappahalli and a case has been booked against contractor Ravi Naidu.

“I had written to the BBMP commissioner a fortnight ago asking him not to dump garbage here. I had also asked District and Transport Minister R Ashok to intervene in this matter. But the commissioner has ignored that as well. After the rains created a problem, garbage dumping has added to the misery. This has even contaminated the water supply. BBMP officials are creating havoc with people’s health and lives,” Reddy said to Bangalore Mirror.

About 150 lorries dump garbage in this BDA-approved layout. The Karnataka Pollution Control Board has also served a notice to the BBMP for dumping garbage, which was allegedly ignored by the Palike.

While the sources said that it was being done following the commissioner’s order, the officials remained unavailable for comment.


At Monday, June 15, 2009 at 4:03:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger Unknown said...

Hongasandra roads are very pathetic, poor and narrow roads, garbage are dumped at road sides, and look dirty, very polluted.


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