Vacant plots dumping spots

BANGALORE: Yelachenahalli and Sanjayanagar areas are facing a major problem of garbage disposal in vacant sites Garbage dumping in vacant plots are a common sight in the city. Though the

Published: 09th April 2012 07:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:27 PM   |  A+A-

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BANGALORE: Yelachenahalli and Sanjayanagar areas are facing a major problem of garbage disposal in vacant sites Garbage dumping in vacant plots are a common sight in the city.

Though there are civic workers hired to collect garbage from each house in a particular area or street, it is either dumped on roadsides, pavements or vacant sites.

Yelachenahalli and Sanjayanagar are glaring examples.

When City Express interacted with residents and corporators, they spoke about the problems that persist in their area regarding garbage dumping.

Vinita Kashyap, resident of Sanjayanagar said, “Civic workers come to collect the garbage once in a week.

In some streets, they collect the garbage regularly but in many others the garbage is piled up.” Vinita had earlier lodged a complaint to the BBMP health officer against the irregularity of the civic workers but in vain.

She said, “After the complaint, the civic worker turned up only once which was nearly six to eight months ago.

As a result, residents have started dumping trash on vacant plots.” C o r p o r a t o r o f Sanjayanagar N M Krishnamurthy was not available for comments.

When asked about the garbage dumping menace in Yalachenahalli ward, O Manjunath, the corporator of this ward said, “There are just 30 civic servants to keep the ward clean.

I have requested the Joint Commissioner of Bomanahalli to employ more civic workers to clean this ward.” He also said that the Joint Commissioner has promised the same.

Residents also complain that civic workers collect money for their service.

“They come regularly to collect money rather than garbage which is piled up for weeks.

The stench produced is unbearable.

We are also concerned about health issues, as diseases can be easily spread through the trash,” said Sharada Gopalakrishna, a resident.

On the money collected by the civic workers, Manjunath said that these civic workers are not allowed to collect any money from residents and such incidents should be complained to waste collector in a written format with details,” he said.

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