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Updated: November 1, 2013 00:31 IST

BBMP will be busy this Deepavali

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The BBMP has announced that it will deploy extra men to clear waste from firecrackers. Photo: K. Gopinathan
The Hindu The BBMP has announced that it will deploy extra men to clear waste from firecrackers. Photo: K. Gopinathan

Arrangements in place to tackle extra garbage and health emergencies

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is getting ready to tackle accidents, emergencies as well as the extra waste generated during Deepavali.

BBMP Commissioner M. Lakshminarayan told presspersons here on Thursday that the civic body would deploy extra men and material to clear garbage, including waste from firecrackers and pujas. BBMP officials would be on duty over the holidays to monitor garbage clearance.

Mr. Lakshminarayan appealed to traders and vendors not to litter the road. He also urged citizens not to burst crackers in congested areas and near hospitals.

The BBMP has directed Vasan Eye Hospital and Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital to be on stand-by in case of any emergency. Columbia Asia and Cauvery multispeciality hospital have been involved for providing first aid. Minto Eye Hospital, Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, Victoria Hospital, K.C. General Hospital, Jayanagar Government General Hospital and Yelahanka Government General Hospital can treat complicated injuries. The BBMP’s control rooms will also be equipped to handle emergencies, he said.

Mayor B.S. Sathyanarayana and Deputy Mayor Indira appealed to citizens not to burst too many crackers. The Mayor urged people to sweep up cracker waste and pile it up on the side of the road, making it easier for pourakarmikas to clear it.

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