Bengaluru to clear legacy waste at Mandur landfill

Legacy waste at Bengaluru’s Mandur landfill site will be cleared after the biannual Aero-India show next month.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has got approval from the government and bidding has started to start the process of bio-mining on the site where 1 lakh tonnes of waste is accumulated.

“Once the government approval is obtained, the exercise will commence. It is an Rs 80 crore project, and will take around two years to completely clean up all the waste. The work will start from February 15, after the Aero-India and after all approvals are obtained,”  D Randeep, Special Commissioner, Solid waste management, BBMP informed The New Indian Express.

After Mandur, the BBMP will deal with the waste in Mavallipura and Bellahalli. Earlier, there were plans to utilise the Mandur site for a high-rise apartment complex. Later, it was also decided to make it a tree park. However, the BBMP has not yet decided what needs to be done with the site after the waste is cleared. The government will take a final call.

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