Garbage fire irks Alpine Eco Road residents

Heaps of uncleared garbage, that was lying on a vacant site on Alpine Eco Road on at Chinnappanahalli Doddanekundi extension, was set on fire recently. The incident has angered residents in the area. 

Though residents suspect that BBMP workers set the trash on fire, it is unclear who is behind this act. The Fire department was called to douse the fire.  Sudhansu Mohanty, a resident, told Deccan Herald, that part of the government land was being used by BBMP as a secondary waste collection centre. “ Trolleys carrying garbage unload trash and later the same loaded onto garbage trucks. There are around 5,000 people staying in and around the locality. We had to spend the entire night in smoke-filled air, ” he said. 

Residents complained that waste has been dumped on the plot for the last two to three months, adding to the mosquito and stray dog menace. Anita Makharia, another resident, has launched a signature campaign to raise awareness about the issue and bring the problem to the notice of the authorities concerned.

When contacted, BBMP Joint Commissioner of Maha­d­evapura zone Umanand Rai, said that he was not aware about the issue and is busy with the Hebbal bye-election. 

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