Volunteers join BBMP staff for clean up at Whitefield

It took 20 volunteers and 10 workers of the Bruhat Bangaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) just three hours to completely transform the Thigalarapalya Street in Hoodi that was in a state of disrepair on Saturday.

On Saturday, the volunteers of Whitefield Rising, residents of Thigalarpalya and BBMP workers joined forces to accomplish the ‘Mission Spot Fixing’ initiative.

Ragini A Ravishankar, 30, who organised the initiative, said, “I stay close to the Thigalarapalya where people littered. After interacting with the corporator of our ward, we got in touch with junior health inspector Hanumanthappa and brought together a group of volunteers for this initiative.

She added, “People from Whitefield Rising and some residents of the area along with the BBMP employees joined hands with us. We divided the work amongst ourselves. While some of them took on the work of spot fixing others were involved in meeting residents of the area and creating awareness.”

The initiative was planned one week back.

Vikas Chandra, 34, one of the volunteers said, “We started at around morning 7 am in the morning and wrapped up around 10 am. The junior health inspector of the ward assisted us with gloves, masks, brooms and garbage carrying vehicles. This is the first time we got any kind of help from the health inspector. He also helped us with the door-to-door awareness.”

Hanumanthappa, junior health inspector for Hoodi, said, “The response of the residents was very good. We informed them about the garbage vehicle that will be coming everyday to collect their waste. We also spoke to the residents about the importance of waste segregation.”

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