ETP at Tannery Road abattoir to be revamped

The abattoir has been in a shambles for the last many years. There were many pleas from the local residents and environment activists to improve the conditions.

Bowing to the public outrage, the BBMP decided to shift it to Harohalli on Kanakapura Road. The proposed modern abattoir at Harohalli, which is also facing stiff opposition, is yet to come up.

Situation worsens

The situation at the Tannery Road abattoir has only got worse as its effluent treatment plant (ETP) is not functional. The Palike has decided to revamp the existing plant with an investment of about Rs 40 lakh.

A team of BBMP officials who visited the abattoir on Monday were appalled to see its conditions.

“It is pathetic. It is difficult even to enter into the abattoir. Our immediate task is to make the ETP operational and reduce the contamination level in the water, that is let into the stormwater drain directly,” said a Palike officer.

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