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Dumping Trash? Beware Bangaloreans, You'll be on Camera

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is deploying tippers and dedicated municipal workers to eradicate ‘black spots’.

Published: 16th December 2015 05:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is deploying tippers and dedicated municipal workers to eradicate ‘black spots’ where large amounts of garbage are dumped.

It is also installing CCTV cameras to monitor people who create black spots. Subodh Yadav, BBMP Special Commissioner for Solid Waste Management, told Express, “Our officials will identify people who create these spots.’’

The BBMP is conducting regular meetings and fixing responsibility — junior engineers upwards, all the way up to the chief engineers. Even contractors’ responsibilities are being fixed, Yadav said.

D.jpgBBMP Commissioner Kumar Naik said pourakarmikas were also being monitored near the black spots. “We will try to strengthen door-to-door picking near such spots,’’ he said.

The BBMP is prepared to provide additional tippers and trips to collect waste. “Sometimes, our officials might have under-estimated the quantity of waste generated. So, by adding an additional vehicle or trip, we can deal with the problem,’’ he said.

The BBMP also plans to park tipper autos near the black spots. “A dedicated pourakarmika will stand with the tipper. If a person comes to litter or throw waste, he can use the auto. The pourakarmika will tell him about penalties for littering,’’ Naik said.

Processing units

getting wet waste

BBMP Commissioner Kumar Naik said the seven processing units now in operation are getting more segregated wet waste than before.

“The capacity is 2,200 tonnes and we have crossed 1,000. Elected representatives are going door to door, urging people to segregate waste. Officials hope to achieve full capacity by January end,’’ he explained.



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