3 drivers booked for dumping trash

3 drivers booked for dumping trash

One of the garbage vehicles set on fire by residents at Beggars' Colony

3 drivers booked for dumping trash

Three trucks dumped waste in a residential area at Sumanahalli Junction on Saturday morning. One of the trucks stationed by the roadside was set on fire by residents.

The incident occurred at around 7 am at Beggars’ Colony and the fire brigade rushed to douse the blaze. The six wheels of the truck were completely gutted in the incident, said the police.

The Rajarajeshwarinagar zone joint commissioner Dr Veerabhadrappa confirmed that the truck was set on fire by local residents.

“The BBMP has made it mandatory to receive segregated garbage at its processing units at Kannahalli, Sigehalli and Doddabidirakallu. However, the contractors who have bagged the contracts to transport the garbage, especially in central Bengaluru, are increasingly using private vehicles to lift the unsegregated garbage.
They bring the vehicles late in the night, lift the garbage and dump it on roadsides. The BBMP and local police have intensified night patrolling to identify such trucks and take action,” he added.

The BBMP zonal health inspector, on Friday night, lodged complaints against the three drivers of the trucks of Gangammadevi Transport Company as they were planning to dump the unsegregated garbage on roadsides near Sumanahalli junction.

The local residents noticed the parked truck and set it on fire, he added. The drivers of the company have been found to be dumping the garbage on roadsides or vacant places on Mysuru Road, in Nayandahalli, Kanakapura and Kottigepalya.

A few cases were registered against the company in the past for dumping garbage on the roadside, he stated. The company owners are absconding and the police are searching for them, he said.

The BBMP authorities have requested the local police to initiate stern action against the drivers who dump garbage on the roadside.

Local residents have been requested to alert the police and respective offices of the BBMP, if they notice any driver dumping garbage on the roadside.

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