As garbage piles up, citizens slam BMC

With Diwali just around the corner, garbage begins piling up across the city, and not just at street corners and garbage bins. Senior corporators blamed the civic body for reducing garbage only on paper, while also cutting down the number of transport vehicles.

Earlier in 2018, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) appointed new contractors to pick up garbage. But the M-East, M-West (Chembur, Govandi, Mankhurd) and F-North (Wadala, Sewri) areas faced the issue of garbage piling up. Vehicles didn’t visit some parts. “Since November 1, garbage has been piling up in M-East and M-West. The BMC has reduced the number of transport vehicles by 20 per cent, and all wards are affected. This is a Diwali gift for Mumbai, said Rais Sheikh, Samajwadi Party leader in the BMC.