Bandra East Residents as well as the local corporators have come up with a movement to remove the scrap vehicles from the area, because it has become mosquito breeding spots.
“These places have become mosquito breeding spots. We have now launched a signature campaign in the area to attract the attention of the agencies,” said Siddharth Pardhe, a trustee of the MIG club.
The local Shiv Sena Corporator, Anil Trimbakkar has also been raising this issue in the civic body and is giving his full support to this movement. Despite many complaints, no action is being taken by any authorities. Since these scrap vehicles go unnoticed, the water gets stored in the fuel tanks of these vehicles. This leads to cases of dengue and malaria,” said Trimbakkar.
He added that he recently raised the issue in the law committee. “I have been writing to the civic body for the last two years. I have also suggested that the civic body should earmark a plot in the draft development plan to keep such scrapped vehicles at one location,” said Trimbakkar.
Civic officials said that fogging is carried out at such locations. An official said they would look into the Bandra residents’ complaint.