Apart from the traffic snarls in Chikkallasandra, the residents of this area are exposed to another hazard. Garbage collected from nearby localities are sorted out daily on a bridge built over an open drain right on the 18th Main Road, about 100 yards from the Chikkallasandra junction. This route is extremely busy as it is the shortest way from junction to Devegowda petrol bunk junction.

BBMP garbage disposal Chikkallasandra

Pic: S Srinivasan

After collecting garbage from the nearby localities using hand carts and three-wheeler vehicles, the paurakarmikas dump it on the side of the bridge. They sort out the garbage before loading it into the truck. The plastic wastes fall into the drain. A huge garbage truck is parked on the bridge every morning. The stink emanating from the garbage is unbearable and is sure to affect the health of the road users, school children  and the resident localities nearby. The road is not cleaned properly leaving remnants of garbage everywhere.

Is BBMP aware of this atrocious damage to public health? Is there no supervision of this work by the concerned authorities?  Why has no action been taken by the local MLA and the corporator?

Immediate action is expected from BBMP to stop this atrocity in the larger interest of the public.