Court case pushes Palike to clear trash

Palike officials from Rajajinagar ward visited the playground opposite Theresa Public School on Magadi Road in Kamakshipalya on Monday (May 20) and got the garbage that was dumped there cleared.

The action followed a report published in Deccan Herald under the headline ‘Residents drag Palike to court over dumping of waste’ in its edition dated May 20.

A press release from the Palike said, “Last week, garbage trucks from the Mandur landfill could not lift the garbage from the playground and surrounding areas due to the rain and slush which led to difficulty in reaching there. Hence, the garbage was not lifted.”

Six residents of Kamakshipalya had taken the BBMP and the State government to court for the first time on May 17. They filed the civil suit as the playground was turned into a dumping ground, affecting them for more than six months. They complained about the improper disposal of waste in and around Kamakshipalya.

The case, filed in the Bangalore City Civil Court, was heard on May 20. The Kamakshipalya residents maintained that garbage was removed from the playground and nearby areas, but not completely.

“The court issued us an emergent notice on May 20 and the next hearing will be on June 4,” said Nikhil Sawlani, one of the five students who helped the advocate on record, Gopalakrishna, file the plaint.

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