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Trust adopts 10 major roads in CBD

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It’s task will be to improve visual cleanliness

Ten major roads, totally measuring 13.55 km, in the heart of the city have been ‘adopted’. India Rising Trust has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to improve visual cleanliness on these roads.

The trust will maintain visual cleanliness on these roads under the ‘Adopt-A-Street’ programme, which was launched by the BBMP in August with support from The Ugly Indian, a group of volunteers who work anonymously. The scope of activities under the programme include street cleaning, greening and improving/maintaining walkability.

BBMP's Special Commissioner (Solid Waste Management) D. Randeep said the trust and the civic body have discussed the scope of activities under the programme. The trust will be using funds under Corporate Social Responsibility. “The trust will be appointing personnel for an additional shift of sweeping, picking litter and cleaning dustbins on all the 10 roads. The trust will be responsible for labour management and their payment.”

These roads – all developed under TenderSURE – are in the Central Business District. “They get a lot of tourists. We hope to slowly expand this initiative to other areas,” he added.

Any organisation, corporate or residents’ welfare association, can participate in the programme. To apply, those interested need only to download the Adopt-A-Street form from the BBMP website (www.bbmp.gov.in), fill it up with relevant details and email it to adoptastreetbbmp@gmail.com.

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