BANDRA (EAST) RESIDENTS and local corporators have launched a movement to remove scrap vehicles from the area that have become mosquito breeding spots. Residents said that there are many scrap vehicles lying at the premises of the government offices in the vicinity, including the excise department’s office, public works department, police station and on some roads. “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.
Anil Trimbakkar, local Shiv Sena corporator, has also been raising the issue in civic body and supporting the residents. “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.