Bangalore shocker! Now, garbage to be dumped under flyovers!

Bangalore, Nov 29: What can be more shocking than Bangalore Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy's suggestion to dump garbage under the flyovers in the city.

According to sources, the mayor has asked the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to set up garbage segregation units in empty space available under the flyovers in the Garden City.

Mr Murthy is also believed to have suggested the BBMP to construct walls which also can have advertisements and flexes. Trying to clarify his stand over his shocking suggestion, the mayor said, "This (walls) will hide the garbage from public view. This has been done below the Domlur flyover."

After holding a meeting with Commissioner Rajneesh Goel on solid waste management (SWM), Mr Murthy also asked officers to check the feasibility of his suggestion.

The pathetic condition of the city became a controversial topic of discussion when people residing at Mavallipura and many other places 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.

The state government has been looking for landfill sites on the outskirts of Bangalore to dump garbage. It is also planning to establish decentralised waste processing units in each assembly constituency and segregation centres in each ward.

The mayor has also instructed the zonal commissioners to identify suitable sites in Mysore Road, Koratagere, Tumkur Road, Kanakapura and Hosur Road to dump garbage.

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