The Karnataka High Court on Monday adjourned to December 3 the petitions filed by old garbage collection contractors of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) challenging the new contracts.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B.V. Nagarathna passed the order after hearing the arguments of counsel for petitioner-contractors. In their petition, the old contractors, who are allowed to continue till this month-end, questioned the practicality of the reported proposal by the new contractors to get the work done by fewer number of personnel by making a pourakarmika sweep 9 km everyday (4.5 km of road and 4.5 km footpath).