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Better waste management system sought

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Irregular disposal of waste from Mahatma Gandhi Road, allotment of new house numbers at Ejipura, cleaning of storm water drain and removal of encroachments on conservancy lanes in Bharatinagar. These were some of the grievances heard by Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) Administrator Dilip Rau on Wednesday.

Mr. Rau, who had the second round of grievance redressal meeting at Mayo Hall for residents of eastern parts of the city, directed the officials concerned to look into the problems and solve them within seven days. While some residents of Austin Town wanted the Administrator to get a community centre built in their area, some from Shivajinagar complained that borewell water near Post Office in Shivajinagar flowed on the road causing inconvenience to people.

Mr. Rau will hold another grievance meeting on Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joint Commissioner's office in South Zone.

Hotels closed

Officials from the BMP's Health Department closed down Ullas Hotel on Mahatma Gandhi Road for not maintaining hygienic conditions.

According to an official release, a cockroach was found in a dish cooked at the hotel. The BMP has slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on the owner of the hotel. Similarly, Magic Kebab Centre and three branches of Sanman Hotel on R.V. Road were closed.

"Notices have been issued to Adigas, Vijay, D. Eat and New Shanthi Sagar Hotel on R.V. Road and penalty of Rs. 5,000 has been recovered from the owners of these hotels," the release said.

Jairaj to hold meeting

To ensure effective implementation of the new garbage tenders, BMP officials have convened an interaction meeting with citizens on Saturday at Mukthiar Manzil Marriage Hall on Millers' Road (next to Haj Camp) in the city.

Residents, welfare associations and others interested from Hebbal, Saravagnanagar, Shivajinagar, Jayamahal, K.G. Halli and Shanthinagar can attend the meeting, which will be chaired by BMP Commissioner K. Jairaj.

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