Residents of areas in the vicinity of BBMP’s Mandur landfill seem to have taken cue from people of Mavallipura, whose agitation led to the closure of the garbage dump yard there.

Newspapers and TV channels had reported in the past few days that the garbage dumped at Mavallipura spread diseases among the people. Around 700 tonnes of the City’s waste is disposed of on a regular basis at the Mandur garbage dump yard, situated between KR Puram and Hoskote. The Palike is diverting the garbage to Mandur and Terrafirma on Doddaballapur Road, after the closure of the Mavallipura landfill.