Bengaluru Impossible To Be Listed As Cleanest City

Back in 2010, the former president of the United States, Barack Obama delivered a speech and Bengaluru was mentioned. Despite the city being rendered as the top when it comes to startup and a hub for information technology, it is quite far from being the cleanest city in India. The city is currently facing a number of issues when it comes to cleanliness and one of them is the clogged drainage system. In the UK, residents are able to rely on companies such as to remedy the problem but it is quite harder in India because not many homeowners can afford the service.

Swachh Survekshan released a survey and it turns out Bengaluru only placed 201 out of all 434 cities in terms of cleanliness. The government conducted the survey and it is a proof that the city is far from topping despite its history of having the best weather, beautiful lakes and gardens.

Bengaluru might be facing success in other areas but it has been drowned by that very fact. The city saw a growth it is not expecting and it is now covered in trash because of the cleared garbage in the city, which has not been cleared yet. There is not enough infrastructures for public and civic purposes, the lakes are spewing foam, the air quality of the city is starting to decline and the drainage systems are clogged.

While Bengaluru is famous for being the IT capital of India, experts and citizens believed that the city will never be able to make it to the top as being the cleanest city. If it does, it may not be anytime soon because of the amount of work that needs to be done.

The common reasons they have been citing is the size of the city, its current population and the density, which is not proportional to the infrastructure available. It is harder to clean in comparison to other cities that are smaller in size and less developed.

They may have to start with clearing the blocked drains and follow UK’s solution by hiring companies such as The city of Bengaluru should by hiring contractors that will maintain the drainage system and from there they may be able to conquer one issue at a time.