'Adopt A Mile' for clean, green B'lore

Corporates, government bodies and citizens have come together to reclaim their City by adopting streets. This initiative, titled ‘Model Mile - Adopt A Mile’ was inaugurated on Friday.

The citizens’ movement will work towards keeping the roads clean, green and beautiful. Citizens and over 100 volunteers from corporates like EMC2, Intuit, Mindtree, ING Vysya Bank, Oberoi Hotels, Taj Hotels, Capita, Smart technologies, People Tree Hospital and Quepreon gathered to clean and beautify the model mile stretch that begins on MG Road.

The initiative was inaugurated by Mayor B S Satyanarayana, BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana, Chandan Sonowal and Dr Chandrashekar. “As part of ‘Namma Bangalore, Nanna Koduge’ (Our Bangalore, My Contribution) campaign, Adopt A Mile focuses on the streets of the City,” said Lakshminarayana.

A Ramachandran, core member and founder of Adopt A Mile, said, “Instead of complaining about problems, we all have come together to be a part of the solution. We look forward to more corporate houses participating in this initiative.”

Corporates will sign an MoU with BBMP and Adopt-A-Mile before undertaking activities on the adopted street.

On each street the volunteers adopt, they plan to place recycle trash cans every 30 metres, paint medians every six months, plant flower beds on road dividers, place flower pots on lamp posts, put up public interest signboards, paint speed-breakers (along with signs), rebuild median bricks (where needed), place reflectors at the start of road medians and set up eToilets at regular intervals.

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