Bengaluru: 6 days after pre-monsoon mayhem, uprooted trees still lie on streets of city
1, Jun 2019, 1:34 PM
Bengaluru: Swift and ready are not words that describe the civic authority in the city. The BBMP has failed to clear uprooted trees, branches and electric poles that fell after heavy rains had left the city battered on May 26.
According to BBMP Commissioner, N Manjunath Prasad, over 200 trees were uprooted in several parts of city, and his team of officials are in the process of clearing it. "The magnitude of the damage is vast. Apart from 200 huge trees, we have to clear over 1000 tree branches. We have deployed 21 forest teams and also 63 teams at subdivision levels. In a day or two, the backlog will be cleared. The uprooted trees and branches will be dumped in public parks and later tenders will be floated so that people in the timber industry could make use of it." said Prasad.