EDITOR SPEAKS

By ZAHID H JAVALI

Following the High Court order, the BBMP implemented the removal of flex banners across the city in one swift move. Where there is political will, there is a way. It’s time, the Kumaraswamy government implemented a few other things just as swiftly for Bangalore city. Here are my recommendations:

1. Get every ward office to monitor and coordinate with every civic agency and only permit optic fibre companies and GAIL people if they perfectly restore the roads and footpaths within 48 hours after completing their work. A failure to do so should not only invite fines but also a cancellation of their trade license.

2. Implement the plastic ban across the city and promote alternatives for every use-case scenario that is just as cheap and user-friendly as the plastic was.

3. Demolish all footpath and road encroachments by residential houses, offices and commercial buildings. No one should be spared.

4. Fine all the buildings that have violated the bylaws and demolish the extra floors with impunity.

5. Get every ward to compost its own garbage. Turn any civic amenity site into a garbage processing unit instead of giving it away to other social outfits.

6. Penalise and freeze the bank accounts of BBMP officials found indulging in fraudulent approvals.

7. Ensure that apps like the BBMP Sahaya actually work.

8. Empower the ward committees by ensuring that those who become members are not party workers but endorsed by the resident welfare associations and persons of repute.

Until next month, twist your frown upside down!

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EDITOR SPEAKS By ZAHID H JAVALI Following the High Court order, the BBMP implemented the removal of flex banners across the city in one swift move. Where there is political will, there is a way. It’s time, the Kumaraswamy government implemented a few other things just as swiftly for Bangalore city....