Bangalore Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy and BBMP In-charge Commissioner Siddaiah went on night rounds from 9.30 pm on Sunday till the wee hours of Monday.
The inspection started from BBMP head office. Murthy, Siddaiah and a team of officials reached Freedom Park around 10 pm, and on seeing garbage pile-up in the area, they directed the officials to clear it at the earliest.
Murthy and Siddaiah also visited Vasanthnagar, Jayamahal Extension, Ulsoor Lake and the surrounding areas. In Shivajinagar, they inspected footpaths which were covered with garbage.
The team also visited Dickenson Road and Cubbon Road, where they had gone on Saturday, to check whether garbage had been cleared.
On seeing garbage left uncleared, a visibly upset Siddaiah directed the officials to clear it soon. He also ordered immediate removal of waste and debris from Kalasipalyam bus stand.
Later speaking to reporters, he said, “These are temporary solutions for the garbage problem. We can be successful in solving the problem at the primary stage, but we need to find a permanent solution. We have requested the state government to allot 1,000 acres of land for garbage disposal. We are hoping that continuous efforts and hard work will help us solve the problem.”