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HC warns officials of severe punishment over garbage menace

Posted on Nov 20, 10:02PM | UNI

Taking serious exception over 'inaction' on the part of corporation officials, Karnataka High Court today warned them that contempt of court proceedings could be initiated against them.

The tech-hub of Bangalore has been facing serious garbage problem for past two months with the local body Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) failing to take up the issue effectively even as mounds of garbage is left unattended over the weeks and it had also made international headlines.

The city produces more than 4000 tonnes of waste a day and the problem worsened after the corporation employees went on strike two months ago, seriously affecting the garbage disposal process.

Taking up the hearing of a PIL filed by an advocate seeking superseding of the BBMP, the division bench of the High Court headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen retorted that if the local body does not come with a workable solution within two days, the court may be forced to issue contempt notices.