The Deccan Chronicle 02.12.2010BBMP asks contractors to clean up act
Dec. 1: The pathetic state of garbage collection centres in the city, has finally forced the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Paalike (BBMP) to act.
Shocked by the unhygienic conditions at the garbage collection centre at Neelasandra, chairman of the BBMP standing committee on health, Manjunath Reddy, said stringent clauses would be incorporated in the forthcoming garbage tenders to stop this.
While conducting a inspection in the East zone of the city on Wednesday, he found pourakarmikas working in an unhealthy atmosphere and exposing themselves to health hazards.
He directed the officials to provide them gloves and shoes and also slap notices on garbage contractor Gopinath Reddy for the laxity on his part and for sub-leasing garbage collection. As per the terms of the contract, the BBMP is empowered to deduct five percent of the billed amount for collection of garbage, if the tender norms are violated.
The dirty surroundings at the popular Hyderabadi Biryani Centre on Victoria Road and the failure of the owner to renew the trade licence, also caught the committee’s attention. The officials were directed to slap a notice on the owner and take samples of the food for conducting tests.
Mr Reddy also ordered the closure of a meat shop adjacent to the Hyderabadi Biryani centre for its unhygienic state.