BENGALURU: Concern is mounting again among residents of the city over piles of uncleared garbage in several areas.
For the past few days, garbage has not been cleared in Banaswadi, Ulsoor, Wilson Garden, Sudham Nagar, Manuvana in Vijayanagar, Vijayanagar Market and Russel Market.
At Banaswadi, garbage piles were increasing near Om Shakthi Temple, near BWSSB Tank and under the flyover near a Bata showroom.
“The garbage gets piled up regularly. After the waste is cleared, a few people come and dump it again, and during the night, hotels and a few eateries also dump waste in open sites. And from the area under the flyover, the garbage never gets cleared,” said D Rajashekhar, executive president, North East Resident Welfare Association.
Garbage getting piled up next to the BBMP Hospital on Cambridge Road is a shocking sight.
“We cannot breathe as there is a foul smell in the area. As there is a hospital within a few metres of this pile, officials should get it cleared twice, in the morning and in the evening,” said T Narasimha Murthy of Jogupalya.
Someshwaranagar Main Road is also filled with garbage, said Nanjappa, who lives nearby.
Garbage is littered around Wilson Garden 4th cross, Narayanpura 12 Cross and Annipura 1st Cross.
“We don’t know what to do as even public representatives who recently won the election are not offering any solution. And discussing with officials locally has also not yielded any result,” said M Zulfikar Ali, Wilson Garden Resident Welfare Association vice president.
Speaking to Express, BBMP commissioner G Kumar Naik said villagers and residents of the Bingipura area are creating trouble.
“We send around 70 lorries of waste to the landfill. Our officials spoke to villagers who were demanding some development works. On Wednesday morning, the villagers allowed only 30 to pass.
So the rest could not return to Bengaluru to remove waste from the roads. Now the issue has been sorted out. Waste will be sent out from tomorrow,” he said.
He said four processing units had started functioning and two more will start soon. “Once these are fully operational, the burden on Bingipura will be reduced,” he said.