BENGALURU: Transport minister Ramalinga Reddy has said the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) needs to construct 5-6 more garbage processing units in addition to the already sanctioned seven units to make the city free from the garbage disposal problem.
Reddy told reporters on Wednesday that seven processing units have already been sanctioned, of which, three are working and others are in various stages of construction. These seven plants can process 2500 metric tonnes of garbage.
“Bengaluru city generates around 4,000 tonnes of garbage everyday. So we need another 5-6 processing units so that all the garbage is treated,” Reddy said, adding that steps were being taken in this regard.
He said dumping of garbage at Bingipura land fill will be stopped in two months and the villagers have also agreed to that.
“We have been taking up development works like providing Cauvery river water to three villages, developing roads and other infrastructure at a cost of Rs 15 crore,” he added.
Reddy said a plant to burn the garbage that has been dumped in the Bingipura landfill will be set up soon.
Meanwhile, Reddy has handed over a cheque of Rs 1.86 crore to BWSSB chief engineer S Krishnappa to provide water and sanitary connections to Bingipura and other two villages.
Krishnappa told Express that pipelines covering a distance of 3.5 kms will be laid from Nice Road to the Bingipura village. “Work will begin shortly and it will take 45 days to put in place all the infrastructure and supply the area with water,” he said.
Sanitary connections can be provided in no time, he said. The groundwater table has depleted totally and the existing water is in a contaminated condition, he added. BBMP commissioner Kumar Naik was present.