Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Walia exhorts MCD to implement sanitation action plan during CWG

Warning that no leniency in sanitation arrangements during the Commonwealth Games will be tolerated as the city government is all-out to present a picture of a clean city, Delhi Urban Development and Finance Minister A K Walia today exhorted the MCD to strictly implement its sanitation Action Plan during the Games.

The action plan has been prepared after a brain-storming meeting presided over by the UD Minister himself. A large number of instructions have been incorporated to make this Action Plan more comprehensive, feasible and result-oriented with an aim to ensure foolproof sanitation arrangements during the Commonwealth Games. Dr Walia has told the MCD that no leniency in sanitation arrangements will be tolerated and the city government is all-out to present a picture of a clean city. The MCD has been asked to take suitable steps towards ensuring that during the Games there is no unattended and un-collected wastage/garbage and no municipal solid-waste/other waste is found in any part of the MCD including unauthorised colonies.

As per the approved Action Plan, the MCD will be responsible for collecting the waste from different venue sites, bringing, putting the collected waste packed in different bags into the bins installed by the MCD. It will also be responsible for undertaking the sweeping of area inside and around the venue sites and premises. The corporation will collect the waste from the bins and transport it to the processing/dump facility during mid-night. This arrangement will be made at various 26th Competition Venues, Training Venues and other non-Competition venues. The MCD will install "Deep Collection System" bins which will be partially above and partially below the ground level. The waste shall not be approachable to rag-pickers, stray dogs and cattle. The waste from these bins will be collected mechanically through cranes. It has also been decided to install 68 Deep Collection System Bins at 20 locations in city zone and nine locations in SP zone. It is expected that a number of tourists including international visitors will be staying in the guest houses situated in these two zones. Apart from this, MCD will hire tipper truckers, loaders for collection and transportation of municipal solid-waste in Najafgarh and Narela area to bring maximum area under its jurisdiction in ambit of its Action Plan.

In order to develop a sense of duty, responsibility amongst Safai Karmacharis, it has been decided to make them wear apron and cap during their duty hours. It would lead towards better sanitation arrangements in Delhi. In all, 52,000 sets of apron and cap will be purchased. Dr Walia has further asked the MCD to intensify its mechanical sweeping process. The MCD has agreed to hire a number of mechanical sweepers for undertaking mechanical sweeping of roads having right of way greater than 100 ft and 60 ft. In all, 31 major roads have been identified for this purpose.

The UD Minister has been closely monitoring sanitation activities of the MCD including door-to-door collection of municipal solid-waste. The MCD has been collecting municipal solid-waste from door-to-door in Civil Line, Rohini, Vasant Kunj and Dwarka zones. It has now been decided to implement this scheme in Shahadra South and Shahadra North Zones.

1 comment:

Lokesh Vishwakarma said...

we need such kind of effort!, sanitation is one of the biggest worry, which is not been taken seriously by out top officials, Sanitation in & around games Venues, and in and around Delhi is a headache as we as Indians do not have civic sense.
Thank so much for sharing this information, i have been scrounging for sanitation arrangement facilities for CWG from many days!
pls keep updating on sanitation & cleanliness! thnx!


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