Drastic reforms are needed in management of metro citiesThe Coronavirus has taught us the value of hygiene. The hapless municipal labor is out on the streets. They are fully protected and feel very happy to receive some tips for their service. Every single metro city is being cleaned up.
However, not every city is Bangalore. This fabulous metro should become a model for other cities. It is a big million dollar question as to how the city is virtually enveloped with trees. The municipal staff are doing an excellent job. Bangalore should become the benchmark for even emerging metros like Vizag, Coimbatore, Nagpur and Cochin. We need more of trees everywhere. The management of all services should be totally private. In Chennai, we still see heaps of dust and the absolute rubbish in all places. People should become disciplined.
For real change, public participation is a must. Let the committees be formed with volunteers from each locality and even micro-locality. The committees can evolve their own rules for better compliance and they should also be empowered to raise funds from their own services to get thrings done. There are retired lawyers, police officials, doctors and so on who can monitor and get the things done for free, in honorary capacities.