BBMP turning Bengaluru into dirtiest city: HC

BENGALURU: The high court pulled up the BBMP on Friday, saying its ‘reverse movement’ is turning Bengaluru into the dirtiest city.

 “The BBMP is moving in the reverse direction. Because of this, Bengaluru is becoming the dirtiest city,” Justice B S Patil, heading a special division bench, orally remarked when a petitioner cited Kochi’s recent improvement in solid waste management and other issues.
Observing that it is ‘deeply pained’ by the Palike’s ‘lethargic attitude and gross indifference’, towards a series of directions it had passed in November last year over solid waste management and ward committees, the court imposed Rs 50,000 cost on the civic agency for non-compliance.
The court directed the BBMP commissioner to initiate action against erring officials and even elected representatives who are part of the ward committees.

The directives came after the BBMP filed a report that of the 198 ward committees, only 133 had submitted their proceedings. Four ward panels had submitted action-taken reports, saying no places had been found to dump waste, while 64 submitted incomplete reports and 130 submitted nothing.

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