Garbage Language: Warning To Thrash With Chappals Not Fine, Say Vannarpet Residents

Garbage Language: Warning To Thrash With Chappals Not Fine, Say Vannarpet Residents

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 2016-01-27 16:47 Bengaluru: If you don’t segregate, the BBMP could fine you up to Rs 1,000. And if you throw waste here, you will be fined Rs 500 and may also get a sound thrashing with slippers.Surprised? Visit Vannarpet, Ravi tent and surrounding areas near National Games Village (NGV). You can find banners with BBMP logos carrying the threat! BBMP officials, however say they don’t know who has put up the banners.The writing in the banners is sharp and to the point. They warn you that you are under CCTV surveillance. For those who caught throwing waste here Rs. 500 with Chappali Etu (will be beaten with slippers or sandals). The residents say they too are surprised about the banners coming up. According to residents, tens of banners carrying these words are tied across the area including Ejipura. “These banners were tied few days ago. Don't know who did it,” said a resident of Ravi Tent area.How can anyone pose such a threat with BBMP logo, asks an irate resident. “Even after putting up these banners, people are throwing waste in open spaces,” he said.When bfirst.in contacted Mayor BN Manjunath Reddy, he said: "BBMP has not put up these hoardings. Some miscreants must have done this to tarnish image of BBMP. We can fine the people who throw garbage from Rs 500 to the extent of Rs 5000, but we can’t insult the people in this manner." When contacted, ward Corporator Shivakumar K said he was unaware of the banners.“We have never done such things. However I accept there is a garbage problem in my ward, but we are not capable of handling it, and we can't penalise them," he said.Balakrishnan G, Corporator of neighbouring Neelasandra ward, told Bfirst.in that whoever did it was not from his ward. “Probably it is done by the persons  concerned with Vannarpet”.