Incredible India! Spotted Two Bluru Tourist Buses Dump their Waste on Kadri Park Road
Incredible India! Spotted Two Bengaluru Tourist Buses Dump their Waste on Kadri Park Road- and one of the buses had the sign saying “INCREiBLE INDIA”- is this the Incredible India we are looking forward to, where garbage is dumped, thereby piling up on the roads?
Mangaluru: Not too long ago, on 20 March 2019, Yours Truly of Team Mangalorean had highlighted a civic issue through an article : ‘Suraj Holidays’ Tourist Bus Crew Turn Kadri Park Road into Make-Shift Garbage Dump“, where a bunch of tourist buses belonging to ‘Suraj Holidays” parked on Kadri Park Road, and whose bus crew used to dump all the garbage created by the passengers inside the bus, used to dump along the stretch of Kadri Park Road- which used to bother the morning walkers. Within few hours of the publication of the article, the owner of the bus had tried to contact Team Mangalorean, and since that day onwards the buses of this company have stopped parking their buses along the stretch of this road, and garbage dumping also stopped- a Website Impact article was published Ref: “Website Impact! On Kadri Park Rd No Buses Parked & NO Garbage Dumped“.
But now following in the footsteps of Suraj Travels, this morning Team Mangalorean noticed two tourist buses also based in Bengaluru-one named Saphire Voyages Pvt Ltd ” ( with office in Rajajinagar, Bengaluru) with reg No: KA 01 AK 0699; and the other bus “S N S Travels” (with office in Mahalakshmi Puram, Bengaluru) with Reg No KA 51 AC 1676, and the bus crew were seen throwing the mess made inside the bus onto the side wall of Kadri Park Road. Immediately Team Mangalorean, along with a bunch of morning walkers of “WALKOMANIACS” took both the bus crew members to task, and made them pick up all the waste that was littered by them, and take them along with them.
A funny but ignorant thing was, when one of the bus drivers asked me, “Where are we suppose to dump the garbage, if not here. Tell us a place?”. Team Mangalorean gave him a befitting reply, “Find a dumpster if you see on the road, or take your Bengaluru garbage back to Bengaluru and dump it near Cubbon Park there, and not Kadri Park in Mangaluru. And please don’t park your buses here to avoid all this controversy”. The driver agreed that he will do so.
Just imagine the menace by dumping all the garbage created by the passengers inside the bus, on the side of the Kadri Park road, every single morning of the week, by these Bengaluru based buses after their night journey or sightseeing trips. And this has been going on for a long time, but no officials from the Mangaluru City Corporation, nor police department, and even the district Administration has taken action. Daily hundreds of morning and evening walkers take this stretch of Kadri Park Rd for their exercises, but no one had taken the initiative of complaining about the garbage menace created by the crew of these buses, either to MCC or other concerned authorities.
Tired of waiting for civic officials to take cognizance of the pile of garbage problem in this locality, Team Mangalorean along with the members of a walk group “Walkomaniacs” comprising of doctors, engineers, builders, entrepreneurs and other professionals took the baton in their own hands and complained to the Kadri East Police station, and even confronted the bus crew and made them clean the mess that they had made in that area- with a firm determination to stop these ignorant bus drivers, conductors and cleaners dumping waste from their respective buses in the Kadri Park locality. And that was the first initiative taken in March by us, and it worked- and this morning we tried the same procedure, hoping that our efforts this time also will be fruitful. Bet it will!
While Team Mangalorean and Walkomaniacs have done our part in our efforts to keep Mangaluru Clean, there needs to be action on the ground by the authorities concerned also. If the vigil by walkers or citizens stops, the problem will restart. We need a permanent solution. Not just members of Walkomaniacs, everyone needs to keep a vigil as to what’s happening illegally in and around Kadri Park. This is not happening. If the litterers or violators are made accountable, the problem of dumping waste or illegal activities can be controlled.
Once again, just a suggestion, if you see any people throwing garbage right in front of your eyes, go and pick it up and throw it somewhere in an appropriate place for the garbage like a dustbin. Everything has to be done right in front of the culprits’ eyes. Let them see and realize their mistakes. This makes them feel ashamed and they at that very moment might try to ignore the scenario but the very night when they’re on their beds, they’ll gonna think back and hit their own forehead on the wall.
Also, keep complaining to the concerned officials for cleaning garbage in your locality. Keep them awake with repeated calls if they don’t hear. We all know health is our main priority. Even as residents of this Education City and also Smart City, who once took pride as Kudla was one among the Top-10 list of India’s cleanest cities, but unfortunately, Mangaloreans habits have not changed when it comes to littering- tonnes of garbage, plastic waste, vegetable and fruit waste, metal parts of vehicles, seats and cushions, animal waste, construction debris, waste household furniture are daily being dumped at different city roads.
Dumping of wastes on City roads has to be stopped as they are posing a threat to the neighbourhood with schools, colleges and hospitals around. While the cops are towing two-wheelers of common people, have they taken any action or preventive measures about the parking of buses at various locations in the City, including a bunch of tourist buses parked on the highway near KPT going towards Panambur side. Stern action should be taken against those who litter, if not Swachh Bharath or Swachh Mangaluru will not see the light of the day-nor will it make PM Narendra Modi’s dream come true. Let’s together make our city clean, our country clean. Thank You!