Mayor admitted that there was close to 8,000 tonnes of waste that was yet to be removed from various parts of Bangalore

Mayor D. Venkatesh Murthy and Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Rajneesh Goel went on yet another inspection of the city on Saturday, taking stock of the garbage clearance process.

Reiterating his promise, made on Friday during an inspection, that all accumulated garbage will be cleared within three days (from Friday), the Mayor said the Mandur landfill had been opened for dumping from Friday night.

“I have instructed the officials to hire lorries and equipment required to clear garbage on priority,” he said.

8,000 tonnes remaining

Mr. Murthy admitted that apart from the daily collection of 4,000 tonnes of garbage in the city, there was close to 8,000 tonnes of waste that was yet to be removed from various parts of Bangalore.

The BBMP team visited various wards, including Chamarajpet, Chalavadipalya, Cottonpet and Binnypet, and directed officials to clear the garbage at the earliest.

Noticing the large quantity of solid waste produced by footwear manufacturing units at Anjinappa Layout in Chalavadipalya ward, the Mayor directed officials to dispose of this waste scientifically, a press release from the BBMP said on Saturday.