HC legal panel members inspect KR Market, Victoria

HC legal panel members inspect KR Market, Victoria

High Court Legal Services Committee chairperson Justice H N Nagamohan Das and Lok Adalat member Dr A N Yellappa Reddy visited Kalasipalyam bus stand, KR market and Victoria Hospital on Saturday to address various problems and complaints.

Vendors at Kalasipalyam complained that congestion caused by buses was a major problem.

To tackle this, Justice Das instructed Veeregowda G N, Chief Traffic Manager, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), to repair the existing bus platforms in a month’s time.

Also, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Commissioner M Lakshminarayana was asked to clear garbage dumped in and around the bus stand by August 15.

He directed Additional Commissioner of Traffic M A Saleem to restrict the entry of private buses, which do not have a permit, to enter the bus stand.
 
“These buses occupy the space meant for BMTC buses,” he said.

“Our immediate priority is to find a temporary solution to the problem and buy time for a permanent solution.”

In an interaction with Round Table and Hasiru Dala – NGOs working for the welfare of ragpickers – he said, “An understanding has to be created between waste dealers and ragpickers so that garbage segregation and recycling can take place on a larger scale.”

Justice Das added that to facilitate the recycling process, identity cards have been issued to 6,000 ragpickers to give them access to various facilities.

Victoria hospital

Inspecting the effluent treatment plant at Victoria Hospital, Justice Das said similar plants had to be set up across the State, as they are not only cost-effective but also bring down water consumption.

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board chief engineer Kumar V C, in charge of the plant, explained that one MLD (million litres per day) of hospital waste was treated every day at Victoria Hospital and this had reduced water expenses by Rs 15 lakh.

He added that the recycled water was being used in the manufacture of medicine, especially those being distributed to the public free of cost, and for non-potable purposes such as gardening, cleaning, and in toilets.

A meeting was conducted at the hospital in which various department heads discussed problems which have been hindering the efficiency of services provided to patients.
Justice Das directed the hospital administration to solve the problems in a week.
“We will visit the hospital regularly and keep a track of the developments,” he said.

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