Continuing its cleaning drive, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) along with 350 students of Jyothi Institute of Technology cleaned K R Market on Monday amid complaints of misbehaviour by shopkeepers.
Staff of Basavraju Stores allegedly misbehaved with the students on the cleanliness drive. They passed comments at the students and told them to take money from traders for cleaning. The students were annoyed and the issue was brought to the notice of Mayor B S Sathyanarayana and BBMP officials. The mayor made it clear that the students were there voluntarily and they should be treated with respect.
The mayor said though an awareness programme was taken out in the city last month, the results were not satisfactory and warned the shopkeepers of action. “The market will be closed if the traders do not change their attitude towards cleanliness,” the Mayor said.
Standing Committee Chairperson, Gowramma told shopkeepers to learn from the students to keep the surroundings clean. She also said NGOs and institutions have been coordinating with BBMP in the cleanliness drive. The best one will be rewarded for their service.