BENGALURU: Mayor Shanthakumari on Thursday said the city would become free of garbage in the next three to four months provided citizens segregate waste at source.
She told reporters that a total of seven processing units would come up in this time, at Lingadeeranahalli (Banashankari 6th stage), Subbarayanapalya (off Mysore Road), Kannahalli (on Magadi Road), Seegehalli (Hoskote road), Doddabindarekallu (Yeshwantpur hobli) and Chikkanagamangala (near Anekal).
“I have have directed all zonal commissioners to enforce segregation of waste at source,” she said.
The mayor said BBMP has already decreased the amount of garbage being sent to Mandur and is on track to completely stop sending trucks by December 1.
“The waste is being sent from Yelahanka, Mahadevapura and East zones. If this is segregated, the amount of waste will be reduced and it will be diverted to the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC), the Bingipura and Lakshmipura quarries, the Mavallipura processing unit, the Maltose Agri Products Private Ltd and the Terra Firma plant at Doddballapur,” she said.
She added that MSGP Infratech Pvt Ltd, which has a processing capacity of 700 tonnes of mixed waste, is currently taking around 400 tonnes a day. “We shall send more there in the coming days,” she said.
New Garbage Tender
The mayor said the term of garbage contractors has come to an end in 98 wards and ward-wise tenders would be called soon. She also touched upon the poor work done by contractor BVG Private Ltd, which had bagged the maximum contracts when BBMP invited tenders two years ago.