अब आप न्यूज्ड हिंदी में पढ़ सकते हैं। यहाँ क्लिक करें
Home » India » Corporators surrender, now statues to end garbage menace

Corporators surrender, now statues to end garbage menace

By Newsd
Published on :
Corporators surrender, now statues to end garbage menace
Source: Times of India

Bengaluru: Tired of observing people still littering garbage on road sides despite numerous fines, rules and warnings, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palika (BBMP) this time decided to come up with a rather costly ‘solution’. A BBMP corporator decided to install statues of prominent personalities at black spots.

According to the report of national tabloid Timess Of India, five statues – Rashtrakavi Kuvempu on Nanjundeshwari Main Road, Subhash Chandra Bose and Gautam Buddha at Mahalakshmipura bus stop, Kempegowda and Swami Vivekananda at Ashokapuram – have already come up.

The statues have costed BBMP nearly Rs 60 lakh.

Also read: Eco friendly: This school thumbs down even the ball-pens, bans all plastic products

Marappanapalya corporator Mahadev M said: “We used to wake up early in the morning and stand at the black spots to prevent people from discarding garbage. We were tired of requesting people not to turn empty spaces into dumpyards and thought of this idea.”

Reacting to the new initiative taken by officials, Harini A, a home maker said, “We are spared of garbage menace after the installation of a statue of Swami Vivekananda near my house. The BBMP should replicate the idea at other locations too.”

Urban experts though are not amused by this move. They termed it a political game. “Politicians should create awareness among residents and bring about a behavioural change instead of resorting to such gimmicks,” Pankaj Yadav, an urban expert said.


Latests Posts

Editor's Choice