BANGALORE: The garbage disposal mechanism at Maruthi Seva Nagar Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) seems to be very poor.
When we visited the ward, we found almost half of Banaswadi Main Road near Jai Bharath Nagar being occupied by garbage.
The nearby residents and shop-keepers complained that the garbage collected from the houses in and around the streets of Jai Bharath Nagar are dumped nearby in the main road which is later carried by the BBMP lorries. We found that the place did not have a common dumping pit.
As the garbage occupies a part of the road, the residents said that the motorists tend to skid on their bikes. When we took up the issue with ward corporator R Rajendran, he said, “As the BBMP pourakarmikas were on their leave due to Shivarathri festival, the garbage was left unattended. It has been cleared now.”
“Our pourakarmikas are doing their job regularly and the garbage collected from the homes through push carts are loaded onto BBMP lorries which
in turn is disposed off,” added Rajendran.
Basha, a shop keeper said “The stone slabs over the footpaths were removed a week ago. The works of laying concrete slabs over the drain to make new footpaths are going on. The works should be speeded up as we are losing our daily customers.”
The ward corporator said that the road widening works and laying of concrete slabs for making clean and neat footpaths are still on with the works starting from the stretch of the ITC Road. The remaining works will be taken up in a month’s time.
Valli, a homemaker said that she faces problem in handling her daily chores smoothly due to water shortage. “We rely on the tankers and bore wells. Sometimes, it is difficult to fetch water from the tankers due to huge crowds. More water should be supplied to us.”
When we took up the issue with Rajendran, he added, “About 2-2.5 lakh litres of water is supplied in tankers to the citizens of my ward. The ITC Company has also gifted a tanker, through which we are supplying more than ten loads of water”.
The corporator further added that he has plans to lay new roads in the ward once the footpath and road widening works is completed. “The Jeevanahalli playground was developed during my tenure and I have plans to install flood lights in the ground.”