Bengaluru’s famous VV Puram food street is very well known among the foodies. The place has promised to give up the use of plastic with dedicated slots being kept for pedestrians on weekends. BJP MP Tejaswi Surya declared on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 69th birthday on Tuesday.
In conversation with news agency ANI, Bangalore South constituency Surya recognized the issues waste disposal and said,
“VV Puram food street is the pride of South Bengaluru. This place sadly had issues of garbage disposal, use of single-use plastic, and hygiene conditions. We have decided to declare this a plastic-free zone. There will be no usage of single-use plastic now.”
He also declared that dedicated slots would be kept at the food street for pedestrians only.
“On weekends, from 7 pm to 11 pm, this VV Puram food street will only be for pedestrians. This an attempt to reclaim the space for pedestrians”, he said.
Surya made these comments after visiting the food street on Tuesday where he organized awareness against the usage of single-use plastic. Moreover, he made everyone take a safety and hygiene promise to transform the food street into an environment-friendly location.