Stopping Garbage Trucks Not a Solution, Says Minister

Published: 31st December 2015 05:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2015 05:26 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:  Bengaluru Development Minister K J George appealed to villagers of Seegehalli and Kannahalli and Doddabidarakal to cooperate with BBMP as the civic body is doing the right thing by processing waste scientifically.

Earlier on Tuesday, the villagers had explained their concerns to BBMP Commissioner G Kumar Naik when he visited the waste processing units.

They had said they could not bear the stench of the garbage and had given an ultimatum of January 3 to stop sending garbage trucks through their villages.

Accepting the villagers’ contention about bad smell, George said stopping the vehicles is not a solution as several crores has been invested to set up the waste processing units. He also invited the villagers for talks.

He spoke after taking part in a road naming ceremony at Domlur 2nd Stage here on Tuesday. “Chief Minister Siddaramaiah went to Mandur, toured the city and understood the issues around garbage. Now seven garbage processing units are being setup to address issue,” he said.

The state government has taken up several road works and potholes are being filled up, George added.

To a question on TenderSURE roads being executed by private firms, he said, there were no complaints and everything was being done as per rules.

When asked to react to Justice C G Hungund’s recent statement that he would file a public interest litigation and also demand a lokayukta probe into the TenderSURE project which, according to him had even violated disable persons right to mobility,  George said, he respects the opinion of Justice.

BBMP Mayor N Manjunath Reddy appealed to the gathering to focus on waste segregation.

Shantinagar MLA N A Haris, BBMP Town Planning Committee Chairperson Lakshminarayana and Appeal Committee Chairperson S Anand were present at the programme.


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