BBMP Conducts Surprise Inspection on Several Hotels in Bengaluru’s Indiranagar area
Several hotels in the famous Indiranagar area of Bengaluru city were in for some major surprise on Thursday (20-Oct-16), as officials from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) conducted a surprise inspection.
Like is the case with most inspections, this inspection also found many hotels guilty of not following mandatory rules with regards to cleanliness. The inspection team was led by Sarfaraz Khan, Joint Commissioner, Solid Waste Management (SWM) and Health.
The team found out that many hotels kept their food on the ground in their kitchen premises, which made food susceptible to harmful diseases and catching dirt and dust as well. The team also found hotels guilty of several other minor violations, for which they were fined accordingly.
Sarfaraz Khan and his team advised many restaurants not to store different types of meat together. The advice was given keeping in mind the religious sentiments of customers.
To increase the cleanliness in Kitchen premises, the BBMP has reportedly floated a proposal to install CCTV cameras in the Kitchen area. The mandatory rule, which will be initially implemented on around 2,000 restaurants and eateries, will allow customers to check the cleanliness of kitchen premises.
Interestingly, Thursday’s surprise inspection also took the inspection team by surprise, after it found that many hotels were segregating their garbage. Mr. Khan praised the positive practice and noted that one hotel made their own compost from the wet and using it for garden.