Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy blamed engineers and officials of the BBMP for the poor progress in waste management.
“BBMP officials do not seem to see anything. The engineers and joint commissioners sit in their cars and travel through the city but they do not see the garbage on the roads or problems of citizens,” he said.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the National Conference of Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWA) here on Saturday.
He stressed the need for RWAs and their role in ensuring that works in the city were properly executed.
“Much money has been spent on various works. If these works had been done properly, our city would have been more beautiful and we would not have had the mess we have now,” he said.
Reddy said the garbage problem may take time to be solved but road conditions will improve. He also extended the end of the deadline to improve the city roads to the end of next January.
Considering that over 600 RWAs existed, he said he would direct the Mayor to consult with and discuss projects with residents as it affected them the most.
“We can also think of providing land to every RWA so they at least have an office to work from,” he said.