This waste-filled road spells trouble for commuters

This waste-filled road spells trouble for commuters

Garbage dumped along 100 Feet Ring Road in Banashankari, from the Kadirenahalli underpass to the JP Nagar metro station.

 A stretch of road less than a kilometre from the JP Nagar metro station has become a highway to hell for many walking its length to board the train.

The garbage, both the dry and wet variety, piled on one half of this road has also made life difficult for shop owners and residents alike.

Besides the putrefying odour, the rotting pile has also become a rich breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects, complained a shopkeeper.

Also thrown into the pile are wastes from the nearby chicken and mutton shops. "Pedestrians find it harder to walk by our shops," he said.

'Don't care attitude'

Another shopkeeper said the civic body did not care to remove the garbage and stop those dumping the waste here. He said the dumping has been going on for months. "People come and dump garbage at dawn," he said.

Residents living close by said a vacant land in the area was earlier used as a dumping ground. But it was covered with thin sheets after repeated complaints to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, and now people have begun dumping garbage on the roadside.

The BBMP garbage clearing trucks do not remove the piling waste here regularly. Local corporator L Srinivas was not available for comment, despite several phone calls.