31 hoarding structures removed, 55 remain says BBMP

31 hoarding structures removed, 55 remain says BBMP

The BBMP submitted to the Karnataka High Court that 31 hoarding structures have been removed so far while 55 are yet to be removed which will be removed in the coming days.

The BBMP also submitted that they have received samples from advertising agencies. They have also tested the fabric and the report states that it is biodegradable as it contains 100% cotton, is PVC free and does not contain any plastic component. The counsel further states that it was verified by the Ahmedabad Textile Research Association. However, the court has sought for the samples to be tested by a government body.

The court also orally observed that if the assertion regarding 100% cotton is found to be wrong then there will be serious consequences

The court also pulled up the central government for the delay caused in responding to the communication sent by KSPCB to conduct a detailed testing of the samples.

The court then asked the KSPCB to ensure that the basic tests with regard to certain parameters are conducted for the samples by CIPET in the next 15 days.

The Chief Justice also made the following observations :

Bangalore wants a completely bio-degradable material to ensure the minimal adverse impact on the ecology

The court also sought to know if such a material that is 100 per cent cotton can be sourced from Dharwad or Hubli instead of sourcing it from Gujarat

The court also asked BBMP to send such samples to KSPCB which would then get the same tested.

The court asks the BBMP, KSPCB and the central government to expedite the matter.

The court further orally observed that Bengaluru is the pride of Karnataka and the country and it has all the potential.