Bengaluru: To bring an end to the city’s garbage dumping problem, BBMP officials will write to the mayor and commissioner, requesting them to reintroduce dustbins, as they will stop people from dumping garbage on roads and vacant spaces.
Eastern parts of the city are the worst hit with garbage being dumped on streets, pavements and vacant plots. A few officials from the BBMP, who went around Banaswadi, Seva Nagar, K.R. Puram, Ramamurthy Nagar and surrounding areas, found the garbage menace growing. The officials have decided to request senior officers to consider placing dustbins, as they will prevent roadside dumping.
One of the officials said, “There are seven to eight spots on Ramamurthy Nagar Main Road, where people dump garbage and it flows over to the carriage space of the road, obstructing the movement of vehicles. We checked with garbage contractors and they said they are clearing garbage every day, but people dump garbage continuously.”
He said, “We thought that placing separate bins for wet and dry waste will help control the menace. We don’t know if people segregate wet and dry waste, but at least they will dump it in dustbins and not on roads or vacant spaces.”
Another official said, “We checked with the people and they too said dustbins are more convenient, as they can dump the garbage whenever they can, instead of waiting for garbage collecting vehicles, which come to collect waste according to their convenience.”
The official said that they are planning to write to Mayor Gangambike and Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad, explaining the problem in these areas. They will also attach photographs with the letter to stress on the need for dustbins. “We will try to meet them and make them understand how the garbage problem is not decreasing, but rather increasing. Placing dustbins may not solve the problem completely, but it will help prevent dumping on the roads and in open places,” he said.