Palike acts on labour safety, garbage clearance

On September 14, a 26-year-old labourer from Ranchi was crushed to death at the Rabindranath Tagore Circle underpass construction site. His death has been widely attributed to the negligence of the contractors and the supervising executive engineers from the BBMP and the BWSSB.

Circular issued

The BBMP Commissioner on Thursday issued a circular holding the executive engineer of the particular ward responsible for ensuring safety regulations.

The BBMP has made it mandatory for labourers to wear helmet and place caution boards on site. The circular stated that once a foundation trench is dug, a temporary fencing needs to be placed around it. Besides, signboards indicating construction sites and red lights on either end of the project limits have also been recommended.

Besides, following death of a college student Bhanupriya (19) due to polythene bags strewn on the on Kumbigal Road the Palike has decided to hold assistant/junior environment engineer accountable for garbage spillage on the streets.

The Commissioner in his note to zonal offices has mentioned: “The garbage should be collected regularly from every house and taken to the collection point and ensure that the same is transported without spillage till the dumping yard.”

Further, the AEE has been directed to make periodical inspection of the dumping grounds to ensure that the garbage is disposed in a scientific manner.  

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