BENGALURU: The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is struggling to clear the garbage generated during the Gowri-Ganesha festival, but mayor Manjunath Reddy says it will be cleared in two days.
Heaps of waste have yet to be cleared from Vijaynagar market near West of Chord Road, Pattanagere in Rajarajeshwarinagar, near St Marks Road, Bannerghatta Road near Dairy Circle, 3rd Block Jayanagar, Banashankari market and many other areas. The garbage constitutes plantain leaves, flowers and other puja material.
Yatish Kumar, resident of Kumaraswamy Layout, said a huge pile of garbage had been dumped on the road side near Kadrenahalli Cross. “The waste with leftover food is attracting eagles and dogs,” he said.
Officials, however, are claiming that they are making extra efforts to clear the waste. According to a senior BBMP official from the Solid Waste Management Cell, they are sending the additional waste generated during the festival to designated places. While waste generated in the South is being sent to the Bingipura landfill. Processing units at Kannahalli, Seegehalli and also the Bingipura landfill are getting waste from Bommanahalli.
When contacted, Mayor Manjunath Reddy said they need at least two days to clear the waste accumulated. “I have instructed officials to do the same,” he said.