Until Saturday, you will find no dustbins to dump your garbage on all arterial roads leading to the revamped Wankhede stadium in south Mumbai.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will remove all dustbins from major roads as a security measure for the World Cup final match to be held on Saturday.
“We have been told to remove all dustbins on all routes leading to the stadium and on roads near the Taj hotel where the teams are expected to be put up,” said BP Patil, chief civic engineer, solid waste management.
To ensure that south Mumbai remains clean during this period, the BMC will place these dustbins in bylanes. “The security agencies fear explosive material could be placed in dustbins. So… arterial roads in south Mumbai will no bins,” said a civic official, requesting anonymity because he is not authorised to talk to the media.
Civic officials stressed this was a two-day arrangement. The bins would return to their original spots on Sunday.
The BMC will also engage more than 500 workers to work in two shifts to clean the area before and after the final match.
The entire area will be declared as no-hawking zone and the police would be requested to assist in keeping hawkers and encroachers away until Saturday.
Fire brigade officials would be posted outside the stadium, along with a fire engine and van, on Saturday in case of emergency.