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Mandur villagers block garbage trucks, again

Garbage trucks which went to Mandur landfill site, have not returned as the villagers have not allowed them to dump garbage. This, has now resulted in accumulation of waste in the city.

Published: 04th October 2012 09:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2012 10:54 AM   |  A+A-

BBMP-Commissioner

Soon, Bangaloreans might have to witness again heaps of garbage strewn across the city.

Garbage trucks which went to Mandur landfill site, have not returned as the villagers have not allowed them to dump garbage. This, has now resulted in accumulation of waste in the city.

On Wednesday, mounds of garbage were seen near Dharmaraya Temple, Attiguppe, near KAVIKA on Mysore Road, DVG Road, K R Market, Hanumanthanagar, Basavanagudi and other areas. According to BBMP sources, at least 20 garbage trucks were seen waiting in a queue near Mandur landfill site.

“As the trucks have not returned, garbage accumulated in the city has not been cleared yet. If this situation continues, Bangalore will have to see another nightmare,” an official said.

Chandrashekar, a villager  from Jyothipura near Mandur landfill site, said villagers protested on October 1 as they were assured dumping  of garbage at the landfill would stop, but nothing has been done in this regard.

Now, BBMP in association with local police, is sending garbage trucks against the wishes of local villagers. Sources from Mandur landfill site said that 180 garbage trucks and 120 trucks were allowed on the two sites in Mandur (South) and (North). When contacted, Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy said, “We are sending segregated waste to the landfill sites.”

When questioned further, he said he has to check.



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