As i strolled along D.V.G Road the other day, i realised that they were no bins where one could dump scraps, spoons, paper plates.... etc.
I had bought chaat, and on finishing it, i had to scout for a place to dispose the litter. And this road serves as a hub to various sections of the society.
Even the area around Vidhana Soudha, High Court do not have dustbins dotting the footpaths. These places house many government offices. Where one can observe squeals and red lights accompanying an entourage of white cars, every now and then.
My bag usually contains wrappers of various kinds stacked into it. As the route i take fails to house dustbins. On reaching home, the dustbin in my room overflows with litter.
A few vendors sell bananas near Hudson Circle. They have cane baskets where one can throw the peal. That's pretty sensible. Those people collect the junk at the end of the day and dispose them God knows where. But, the place is safe from banana skins.
Can't we learn something from these folks? They draw my admiration whenever i see them.
In the least, M.G. Road has small bins lining the road. Whether commuters use it or not, it does serve the purpose. It is left to the conscience of the people to make good use of it, and keep their surroundings tidy.
We are talking about major locations in the city which teems with people, be it, any time of the day. It is the responsibilty of the BBMP to maintain the cleanliness of the area. At the same time, we cannot shrug off our obligations too.
It is better for us to make conscious efforts in this regard, then waiting for the authorities to gain enlightenment. There seems to be some amount of satisfaction attached to it.