The Deepavali festivities, occurring after a two-year hiatus, are in full swing resulting in heaps of trash emerging on the roads.
Story so far: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Solid Waste Management (SWM) officials claim that in addition to the 4,500 to 5,000 tonnes of waste that is produced daily, an additional 1,000 tonnes of waste were produced over the course of the last three days.
- Piled-up firecracker rubbish, plastic covers, and boxes used to package fireworks were a common sight in the city.
- Wet waste such as loose flowers and garlands was also generated.
Piles of waste: Hazardous garbage and wet waste were both frequently seen across the city, both in residential and commercial sectors. Wet and dry waste were all throughout the KR Market area.
- A BBMP official claimed that on Thursday, the city civic body had already begun cleaning the rubbish by employing additional compactors.