Mangaluru: MLA Vedavyas Kamath begins war room to attend garbage woes in city

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Mar 24: MLA Vedavyas Kamath began a war room at his office in order to resolve the garbage issue under the limits of Mangaluru south legislative constituency.

Kamath, in a newspaper publication, said that garbage will be cleared if the public calls the war room number and informs the same.

MLA Kamath tried to convince the striking civic workers. But no positive response is given by the labourers. They said that they will begin working if the strike is withdrawn state-wide. Now temporary vehicles are arranged to collect garbage. Around 75 to 80 drivers are doing the garbage collection work now. Still 30 to 40 drivers are required. Kamath has asked interested drivers to contact his office.

Vehicle drivers are nominated on the basis of wards. Mobile phone numbers of concerned officers and supervisors are also provided. As the labourers are new, they are not aware of the wards. So in some wards, garbage collection is not smooth. Things are being sorted out according to Kamath.

Kamath said, “If any issue with regards to garbage collection is noticed by the public, it will be sorted out from our war room. In another three to four days, the garbage handling issue will be resolved.

“Alternatives were sought with opposition parties to resolve the issue. We also put forward the need for vehicles and labourers. If cooperation was given by the opposition parties, the issue would have been resolved quickly. Opposition political parties should give up criticising BJP and provide vehicle drivers,” stated the MLA in the publication.

The war room numbers are 8904078297 and 8197270222 and can be contacted from 9 am to 5 pm.






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  • Alphonso Dsouza, Mumbai

    Sat, Mar 25 2023

    On my last 4 visits to Mangalore in 2022 (due to my mother's illness and death), I personally witnessed the deteriorating situation with regard to garbage collection around our area in between Nantoor junction and Bikernakatte. I had to personally call the Mangalore Municipal Office to ask the garbage collectors to stop their vehicle to collect our wet garbage. Since I no longer live in Mangalore, it did not matter to me much. When we look back to 4 years, things looked so rosy. No longer the case. A beautiful city that we pride in - has lost its charm. What purpose is served by creating a war room; why this could not be done before the mountains of garbage were created?

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Spent crores on useless projects, instead of that could have sorted out the garbage collectors demanded which they are doing from past 2-3 years now. War room is not needed, A little bit of brain is needed which our ministers don't have.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    smart city smells stinking fast very smartly.

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Dear Mr. Kamath, the war room should have been set up for the Corporators and Health Inspectors, and not for the public. You should have ordered them to visit their respective wards every day, identify garbage laden places, call the war room and arrange to dispose of it. Instead, you have passed the buck on the people. Which would have been easier, 60 corporators and equal number of health inspectors calling the war room and getting the garbage disposed, or thousands of citizens calling the war room and receiving reply which would loosely mean "ಕಸ ಯಾವಾಗ ತೆಗೆಯಲಿಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಲಿಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ". Soon people would be fed up with your war room staff and would stop calling. Then you can conveniently blame the people for not making use of war room facility.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    First lift his ass with own money till out of his gate and take free journey to abroad see how the garbage disposal maintained.

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  • nitin, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    The location of the WAR room is on the dumping yard that was set on fire

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    We pay so much of tax and we have to put up with this Nonsense !!!!.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Smart City.... smartest ....action with garbage......bhajao thaliyan .... Bhajao ghantiyan......!!!!!..... Jai ho Lala....!!!!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    ಕುರೆ ಮಲ್ಪಿ ದುಂಬು ವಾರ್ ರೂಮ್ ಮಲ್ಪೊಡಿತ್ತ್ಂಡ್. ಭಾರೀ ಮಲ್ತದ್ ಕುರೆ, ಇತ್ತೆ ಪನ್ಪೆರ್ ವಾರ್ ರೂಮಗ್ ಮಲ್ಪುಲೆ ಕರೆ. ಮೆಕ್ಕಿಲೆಗ್ ಸರಿ ಇಜ್ಜಿ ತರೆ.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    After the war room, now be ready for a surgical strike- increase in property tax/ waste collection cess...after the elections ....picture Abhi Baaki Hai...

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  • Mario Fernandes, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Kamath stop your garbage talk n collect the garbage immediately. Don't worry this is your last and final term in office. Don't keep all tender work for your friends bcoz I'll expose you myself. Sorry but it's going beyond toleration limit as a friend of yours and I don't care.

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  • sharath, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Uncle err bhaari bechcha d ullar. Take a breath and just enjoy the pension.

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Priorty wil be to clear the garbage of main roads wherever modi or amit shah will pass for their road show

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  • Saurabh, Kulur

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    There are two ways to solve problems. The first is to diligently work and make sure all issues are addressed-this way those taking positions in future needn't worry. The second is to push people to brink, coerce them to strike and then start a campaign to "solve" the issue. It reminds me of how an MLA's office in Mangalore, breaking all protocols, got the private numbers of citizens, to inform them where to get vaccinated in 2021. In these calls, they never failed to mentioned they were calling from the particular MLAs office!. Garbage collection was shoddy, to say the least from the very beginning of the contractor's term in 2014-15. Then the MCC made it mandatory to pay the garbage collection fee along with the taxes being collected leaving no room for any complaints to MCC. And now this saga of a campaign! Didn't our elected reps see it coming? Or were they waiting with a bated breath for the elections to approach to put on display the "efficient work" that they are doing in resolving issues? Pathetic! In whatever our elected reps do, it is the publid in general that suffers. The not so smart City project is for all to see! The elected reps cannot ensure citizens do not get murky water during monsoons-the most basic of amenities inspite of hiking the water bill, but intend to solve this logjam. Next FY, the garbage collection will will stand hiked, which too will be collected in advance, for this saga to return

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  • khaleel mukka, mukka

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    whether its state govt or MCC both don't have a specific plan as such to manage funds. Now Employees are asking for permanent Employment & Salary hike. When the treasury is wiped off how these politicians or anyone can do to sort the mess. IN Ruling party no one can speak in public abt their failure but have problems with halal,jihad & so On. Before speaking about hindutva, plz Fulfill your basic responsibility before addressing other issues. Only issues remaining no development .god save

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    You want opposition to provide you vehicles and drivers? Next you will say all this because of Nehru

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    You and MCC cannot solve this poor peoples request and asking opposition to stand with you to give solutions!!. then while going to beg votes you can tell yourself cleared the garbage!!!

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Must have been in deep slumber got up after ten long days. Better late than never, this is as usual to fool people just before elections.

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  • Allen, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Looks like only War Room, no soldiers 😜

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Why do you want help from opposition party when you are ruling, are you not efficient enough to handle the crisis, and why the hell are we paying the taxes , such an incompetent authority, only knows slap fines on poor citizens

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Good move at last. My doubt, if those given numbers are answered at all or simply engaged , ringing , switched off or out of coverage zone.

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Since the streets look like war zone due to utter negligence -- war room is set up -- All drama -- if there is sincerity -- educate public -- collection areas - and storage areas -- type of garbage --clearly defined --garbage vehicles well maintained + coming on time -- no need of all this WAR ROOM etc -- dramas --

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Comming elections full garbage bag as election symbol..

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Thank god elections are coming up else he wouldny be this bothered.

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  • Manoj, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    WAR against whom. We are paying money for garbage collection. Not free service. It is your responsibility to collect garbage daily. why we have to inform you about garbage. it is your daily service. do that service. we didnt elected you to celebrate private food festival. Do your job. dont make drama.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    kamti is of no use...only when the issue flared up to gigantic proportions..he took small step..this is the problem of nagpur gulams..admin they dont no..only seeking vote in the name of chaiwala...

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Single most important question here is "Is this garbage problem like sudden flood or due to continued negligence of MCC and leaders like Veda himself???..." One simple job this is and you have collections from people n establishments.... Why do we elect corporators???... Only to sleep or scratch???!!!... Why did you guys allow this to grow to this level???!!!...

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