After futile appeals to the BBMP to stop dumping garbage, residents of Kaggadasapura have decided to embark on a cleaning drive.
On Saturday, they would remove garbage, and paint and beautify the area.
“We want to make it look so good that it should be difficult for the civic body to dump garbage here any more,” said Tamanna Mishra, a local resident. While residents kept complaining about the garbage dumping in the area for many years, officials failed to address the issue.
Chandrani Sarangi, who lives nearby, said the apathy by the civic body for many years has prompted them to undertake their own cleaning-up drive.
“We’ll welcome it if the BBMP wants to have a dialogue with us. All that we want is to get the place cleaned up as it is in a bad shape for many years,” Chandrani said.
Residents are at a loss to understand how the BBMP remains indifferent about the issue despite several high-ranking officials, including Mayor R Sampath Raj, visiting the place in July and directing them to clear the waste pile.