Bangalore's pathetic journey - Garden City to Garbage City

Bangalore, Sept 3: It seems that the "Garden City" name of Bangalore should be renamed as "Garbage City". Despite the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP's) efforts to clear many areas in the city, most of the parts still remained dirty and full of garbage.

Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy earlier on Friday, Aug 31 had promised to clear garbage which have been dumped in several parts of the city within 72 hours.

It seems that the BBMP has been trying to keep up its promise. BBMP swept off garbage from Shivajinagar and Malleswaram market in the wee hours of Sunday.

However, people from Yeshwantpur Market, Russel Market, Madiwala, Marathalli Markets, City Market, Gandhi Bazar complained that piles of garbage still remained in many parts of the localities till Monday, Sept 3.

The pathetic condition of the city became a controversial topic of discussion when people residing at Mavallipura started protesting against BBMP to stop dumping garbage at their place which has been affected vastly over the unhygienic issues and people have been suffering from different health problems.

Another protest was seen in Mandur landfill where the BBMP officials sent three teams including environment engineers, health inspectors on Sunday. The officials provided necessary components including medicines, food to the villagers.

According to sources, the BBMP has plans to send a mobile van, nurses to the affected areas and even Cauvery water will also be supplied to those areas.

S Venkatesh Babu, the BBMP Standing Committee Chairman for Health, has been quoted as saying, "We have decided to set up segregation units at all 198 wards in the city."

"The joint commissioners of all the eight zones of Palike have been asked to identify a place for segregation units in their respective areas in the next three or four months," added Mr Babu.

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