Fed up with residents repeatedly flinging bags of garbage from their balconies inside the premises of the diesel loco shed at Krishnarajapuram, top railway officials here recently undertook a novel campaign in their neighbourhood in an attempt to end it.
They went door to door in Devasandra which borders its compound and made one member of each household sign an undertaking that they would refrain from throwing garbage inside the railway premises. They even plan to install CCTV cameras in future to catch those who continue to do so.
A good number of the 600 railway employees voluntarily take on the role of garbage clearance staff inside their campus frequently to ensure it remains clean, said P Murali Krishna, senior divisional mechanical engineer, of the loco shed.
In an effort to permanently end the problem, officials decided to deploy persuasion and invoke the law to convince residents and took a written undertaking from the perpetrators themselves that they will desist from dumping. Read more