Palike on a cleaning spree

Palike on a cleaning spree

Armed with over 4,000 men, the Palike set on a cleaning drive in the wee hours in as many as 163 roads - totalling 111.5 km stretch - in 60 BBMP sub-divisions.

The debris, dried branches and banners which had distorted the City were cleared. As many as 284 tractors, 50 lorries and five earth movers were used in the eight-hour cleaning drive.

Speaking to reporters, Palike Commissioner Siddaiah, who oversaw the drive, said: “Such drives will be initiated once in 15 days across different stretches of the City. We will identify 150 km of roads at a time. The night drive has been taken up on account of the City’s burgeoning traffic.”

He further said unauthorised hoardings that spoiled the City’s skyline were being removed across the City and directions were given to all the zones to prepare a report on the same.
“We will take up another night drive to remove these hoardings once we get reports from all the zones,” he added.

Swamped by residents’ suggestions to allow them to volunteer for the cleanliness drive, the Commissioner is now considering the involvement of Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) in his plan of action.