Open Street initiative leaves two tonnes of waste

Open Street initiative leaves two tonnes of waste

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-02-23 15:59 Bengaluru: Mahatma Gandhi Road that hosted the city’s first open street initiative on Sundaywas back to its squeaky-clean look on Monday. The merry making crowd at the event had left two-tonnes of garbage and the BBMP – along with the event organiser – cleared the waste without wasting any time.“we are overwhelmed with the co-operation of public and organiser who have made it easier for us to collect and segregate the garbage,” Rangaswamy, Superintendent of Engineer, BBMP.  “Sufficient dustbins were placed at every 700 mts of the stretch but since unprecedented crowd had gathered at MG Road, the garbage spilled over. But, on Monday, Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) and general public helped segregating the garbage. Without their support, it was not possible to ensure the clean stretch on Monday,” he said.“Usually, we collect one tonne of mixed garbage on the stretch. But the Sunday’sevent saw two tonnes of garbage. Restriction of vehicles also added in piling up of waste materials,” Rangaswamy said.The 'Open Street' was initiated by Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) and State Tourism Department to enbale Bengalureans to enjoy a vehicle-free Sunday MG Road. It was held from 9 am to 9 pm.