Whitefield residents clear posters, flex banners

Residents remove posters in Whitefield.

In the run-up to Independence Day, Whitefield residents dedicated their weekend to remove illegal posters on the walls and banners in their respective areas.

Lending a helping hand to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) that carried out a similar drive on working days following the High Court order, the residents of ECC road and Vivekananda road in Whitefield limits joined forces to rip off the leftover banners and wall posters here on Sunday.

Nearly 20 residents removed over 150 wall posters and banners in their respective areas.

 “The Palike has been doing so much to resolve the illegal flex menace in our city. Instead of just cribbing in social media, we thought it is better to lend a helping hand to BBMP at least on Sunday,” said Anup Augustine, a resident of ECC road.

 He added, “We discussed the drive with ward committee members in advance and sought their permission. BBMP had cleared a lot of flexes and banners in our area, but we removed the remaining posters.”

 The ripped posters were dumped at the dry collection bins which BBMP picked up later.

 Gautam Mishra, another resident of ECC road, urged BBMP to take action against the offenders. “Those repeating should be penalized,” he said.

“The HC has also instructed police to take action. After two or three drives by BBMP, there should be at least 20 cases booked on a daily basis in each ward to stop this menace completely.”

Residents actively involved in social activities are also planning to conduct a public e-waste disposal awareness program next week.

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