The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planning round-the-clock sweeping and collection of garbage from the busy commercial areas across the city soon.
A final decision will be taken at the monthly BBMP Council meeting on October 30.
Highly placed sources told Express that sweeping and garbage collection will be done in three shifts in places where the generation of garbage is more.
Ground work for this new experiment is ready and it will be implemented soon after getting approval.
At present, cleaning work is done only once in a day because of which heaps of garbage are found at markets and busy commercial areas.
The people get an impression that BBMP workers have not cleared the garbage without knowing garbage has been dumped after first round of cleaning, the sources said.
In order to keep busy areas clean as much as possible, BBMP is planning to introduce round-the-clock sweeping and collection of garbage at the busy commercial places, they added.
The sources said that BBMP has prepared an action plan to deal with thousands of tonnes of animal waste expected to be generated during the Bakrid festival.
All these years, BBMP used to collect tonnes of animal waste from all the slaughter houses in the city and dump them at landfills and dumping yards. This practice was unhygienic as stray dogs were feeding on the uncleared animal waste.
To do away this practice, BBMP has identified certain places on the outskirts of the city where the animal waste will be buried in pits so that they do not create health hazard.
“The idea of not disclosing the names of those places identified for burying animal waste at present is to avoid any kind of controversies,” the sources observed.
Meanwhile, a few residents complained of garbage accumulation near Adugodi Christian Cemetery.
“We came to cremate the body of a relative here but are totally disturbed because of the foul smell emanating from garbage heaps,” said Anmol Margrate, who stays near the cemetery.
BBMP Commissioner Rajneesh Goel said, “The rules are clear that garbage should not be dumped near burial grounds. If any one is found dumping garbage there, they will be penalised.” He said he had directed the local engineer to clear the garbage.
The garbage is still lying uncleared in BBMP markets. Deputy Commissioner of Markets, BBMP, L Nagraj said, “We have 123 BBMP markets and 30 private markets in the city. All the garbage will be cleared once the festival is over.”