BENGALURU: After the three successive holidays and increase in garbage generation by about 15 to 20 per cent due to Ayudha pooja and Dasara, garbage has piled up and the BBMP has failed to clear it.
Garbage has piled up in market and residential areas like city market, KR Puram, Malleswaram, Jayanagar, Gandhi Bazar, Basavanagudi and others. The festival waste that was generated on Thursday and Friday has not been cleared fully, leading to backlog of garbage at corners of the city roads.
Residents of Ramamurthynagar and Banasawadi alleged that even door-to-door garbage has not been collected for the last three days. Uncollected heaps of festival waste has been spotted at several parts of the city. The BBMP is facing dumping problems too as the villagers of Chigaranahalli have been opposing the indiscriminate dumping of waste.
After the day’s business the traders have left behind piles of plantain leaves, mango leaves and even pumpkins on the road. This has added to the amount of garbage, said residents of Banasawadi.
BBMP chief engineer (solid waste management) M. R. Venkatesh said that garbage is being cleared across the city. Only at a few markets, he said, garbage has not been cleared effectively as the quantum of garbage has increased due to the festival.
Different waste processing units with a capacity of 1,200 Metric Tonnes (MT) have been opened to accept garbage. Hence, the city will not face a problem. Kannhalli receives 500 MT, Seegehalli gets 200 MT, Subbarayanapalya processes 200 MT and Doddabidarakal is ready to accept 200 MT.
Villagers temporarily call off protest
Due to the intervention of Mayor B. N. Manjunath Reddy and Mahalakshmipuram MLA Gopalaiah, the villagers of Chigaranahalli have temporarily called off their protest until Wednesday and allowed garbage trucks to dump the waste at Terrafirma and MSGP waste processing units.