Press Esc to close
Friday 06 May 2016
News updated at 4:17 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 24.9°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Post Dasara, vendors dump garbage in KR Market

Bangalore, Oct 15, 2013,DH News Service
waiting to be cleared: The leftovers of the plantain stems and leaves, after the Ayudha Puja sales, in KR Market. dh Photo

As the City revelled in Dasara festivities, the garbage left behind in and around the busy marketplaces by the traders has left residents frowning. Visitors walking past the busy markets were seen holding their noses to avoid the stench. KR Market, one of the busiest markets was the worst hit.

The stretch from Market Road till Mysore Road was occupied by traders in the past few days on the occasion of Dasara festival. Traders selling banana leaves, mango leaves and flowers made brisk business. However, they dumped unsold banana and mango leaves at selling points itself once they packed their bags on October 14, the last day of Dasara.†

KR Market Flower Merchants’ Association president G M Diwakar said every time there is a festival, garbage crisis persists.

“In the last six days, around 50 tonnes of banana leaves were brought in by traders outside the market premises and more than 10 tonnes have been lying rotten. While the inside of market premises is maintained well, the outside areas have turned into an eyesore. Most traders were from Mysore Road, Hosur, Hoskote and outskirts of Bangalore,” he said.

Russell Market, too, was marred by garbage. According to the traders, for the last four days, Bruhat Bangalore Mahangara Palike ( BBMP) pourakarmikas did not visit the place and clean up the area. About 10 to 15 tonnes of dry and wet waste have been lying rotten since October 13, they rued. “About 40 per cent of traders here were selling banana leaves, flowers, puja items, vegetables, fruits among others. Some even performed pujas at their shops. Not just in Russell Market, even the neighbourhood Dharmaraja Koil Street is in a mess,” said Russell Market Traders Association General Secretary Mohammed Idrees Choudhury.

Out of compulsion

A trader from Madivala Market said he had got around 1,500 tonnes of banana leaves three days ago from Hosur, but was unable to sell about 250 tonnes. He said he was compelled to leave the unsold leaves at his place of business since he cannot carry them all the way back to his place.

Pourakarmikas did visit the place but could not lift all the leftovers.††

BBMP Pourakarmika and Health Gangmen Union General Secretary M Subbarayadu, said that on festival days pourakarmikas work from 6.30 am to 1.30 pm and it is half day for them. They are deployed in more numbers at KR Market and other busy marektplaces. “They cannot clear huge trash in such short span of time. It is the duty of traders not to dirty lanes. BBMP should bring out a law wherein fines are slapped on such vendors,” he said.

Palike official S S Khandre said that additional pourakarmikas were being deployed to clear trash, from October 14. It will take minimum of two days to clear piled up waste, he added.†


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the final phase of...

Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the final phase of...

Royal Challengers Bangalore players Chris Gayle, Travis Head and Stuart Binny are seen with a fan...

Royal Challengers Bangalore players Chris Gayle, Travis Head and Stuart Binny are seen with a fan...

Boys jump into a step well, built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, to cool off...

Boys jump into a step well, built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, to cool off...

A woman collects drinking water after climbing down a dried up well at Bhakrecha Pada in Thane...

A woman collects drinking water after climbing down a dried up well at Bhakrecha Pada in Thane...

A man offers water to a Peacock at a Zoo in Surat on Thursday...

A man offers water to a Peacock at a Zoo in Surat on Thursday...

Parineeti Chopra and Kunal Kapoor during a promotional event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Parineeti Chopra and Kunal Kapoor during a promotional event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over Moscow's Kremlin during a general rehearsal for the Victory...

Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over Moscow's Kremlin during a general rehearsal for the Victory...

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet...

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet...

Holocaust survivor Robert Tomashof and his daughter Rutti Tomashof light a torch during the...

Holocaust survivor Robert Tomashof and his daughter Rutti Tomashof light a torch during the...

A man prepares food inside a community kitchen at a Hindu temple on the banks of the river Ganga...

A man prepares food inside a community kitchen at a Hindu temple on the banks of the river Ganga...