Bengaluru: Mayor Sampath Raj announced that those dumping construction waste and debris illegally in the city would face a hefty penalty. He was talking at an open house discussion with various residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) on construction and demolition (C&D) waste disposal on Saturday.
“We will adopt a resolution in the next council meeting to levy Rs. 5 lakh penalty on those dumping C&D waste in lake beds and storm water drains and Rs. 1 lakh for those who illegally dump C&D waste in other places,” he said.
To multiple suggestions to install CCTV cameras, the mayor said that Rs. 10 lakh is being released to each ward to install CCTV cameras to monitor black spots. Places where C&D waste is being dumped would also be considered, he said.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has earmarked seven quarries on the outskirts of the city in which all C&D waste is to be dumped. However, a 2014 study revealed that only 30 per cent of the C&D waste produced by the city every day is being dumped in the seven designated quarries while the rest was being dumped illegally all over the city.