Bengaluru: With clogged drains causing flooding across the city recently, the BBMP has taken certain precautionary measures to keep the city clean and free of pollution during the Deepavali festivities.
In an official communication issued on Monday, BBMP Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad directed the officials to ensure that the city is free of cracker waste. He requested citizens to keep their surroundings and streets free of litter.
Mr Prasad asked the public not to clog drains by dumping burnt crackers waste and puja items. “It is noticed that street vendors and establishments set up shops on pavements for the festival and later dump the waste into the drains, which clog the drains and obstruct the flow of rain water causing floods. Rather, they should collect the waste and hand it over to the BBMP’s garbage collection vehicle, the next day,” he said.
The BBMP is prepared to handle emergencies that might occur while bursting crackers. “The public who sustain burns or any other form of injuries during a firecracker incident can rush to the nearest BBMP health centres or hospitals. The staff at health centres are directed to keep them open from 9 am to 4 pm on festive days. Hospitals can provide first-aid to victims and shift them to other hospitals, depending on severity,” he said.
The public should avoid bursting of high-intensity crackers that cause noise and air pollution, causing breathing problems and lung infections among children and elderly people. Citizens can register complaints on 080-22660000/22221188....