BBMP to Dump Giddenahalli Folks for Garbage Yard!

BBMP to Dump Giddenahalli Folks for Garbage Yard!

Submitted by Subeditor on Fri, 2015-12-11 10:22 Bengaluru: Despite Giddenahalli residents’ opposition to turning their area into a metropolitan garbage dumpyard last year, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is out to prove that it is incorrigible. It is going the proxy way by notifying 50 acres of land to a private company to set up a waste management plant at the same Giddenahalli which is located 17 kilometers away from Bengaluru towards Nelamangala. During 2014, when the villagers of Mandur landfill area had blocked the entry of Bengaluru city garbage citing many health disorders, BBMP had planned to shift the yard to Giddenahalli. But the alert Giddenahalli residents had opposed the move and the plan was withheld. Once again this year, inorder to tackle the increased garbage issue, BBMP has notified a stretch of land at Giddenahalli and issued a contract to a private company to set up a waste management plant. According to a highly placed source at BBMP, since the public has raised the increasing garbage issue across the city the Palike is desperate to find a solution. Speaking to BFirst.in the source confirmed corporation’s plan of Giddenahalli Waste Management Plant.“We are keeping the whole plan a secret since the people concerned will create a hue and cry,” source added. Meanwhile, BBMP has also taken up awareness programmes on waste segregation at every source level. It has already put a street play team on waste the job. According to the source, two foreign companies have been invited to discuss the issues with BBMP commissioner and Mayor Manjunath Reddy. Fiza Engineering Corporation, based in Dubai which deals with waste management concepts and a Malaysian company are visiting Bengaluru on Friday for the meeting.  It may be recalled that recently the residents of Kada Agrahara in Mahadevapura constituency had protested against the move by state government to sanction a plot for landfill after the villagers of 4 other landfill sites-Bingipura, Laxmipura, Mavalipura and Mandur located on the outskirts of Bengaluru city had opposed the BBMP similar plans.