‘Priority is mitigating flooding in low-lying areas’

September 28, 2018 09:45 pm | Updated 09:45 pm IST

Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun

Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun

What is your vision for the city?

I will prioritise health and sanitation. I also hope to improve the level of segregation of waste at source. Currently, it stands at 40%. I urge citizens to join hands with the BBMP to help ensure that Bengaluru regains its status as ‘Garden City’. I urge councillors to become model [citizens] and inspire others to segregate waste at source.

The Karnataka High Court has been issuing stringent directions to the BBMP...

The High Court has given directions with regard to potholes, advertisement hoardings and many pressing issues. I will hold a meeting with officials and ask them not to wait for directions from the court to get their act together. With the city likely to receive heavy rains in October, my first meeting will be to review the measures taken to mitigate flooding in low-lying areas.

The opposition BJP tried to wrest power again in the BBMP council. How do you propose to work with such an opposition?

All councillors are part of the BBMP family. Any opposition is only at the time of elections. I will urge councillors of both the opposition BJP and the alliance partner Janata Dal (S) to work together as one for the welfare of the city.

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