Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MCD clean up plan for CW Games

While much has been made of the beautification of Delhi, dirty streets, garbage, and construction rubble continue to be a routine sight across the capital. Both the civic agencies and residents cite the rampant delinquency of the sanitation workers that renders them "helpless".

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to take control of the problem, at least for the two weeks during the Commonwealth Games this October.

Claiming that the city will remain "spotless and sparkling" through the event, Delhi Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney said the MCD will launch a "special cleanliness drive", beginning July 1, as part of the civic agency's attempt to clean Delhi before the mega event.

The MCD will further set up a 'central control room' that will be functional from mid September till the time of the Commonwealth Games.

To be operational round the clock, the control room will have an interactive voice response system. Citizens will be able to make any sanitation and cleanliness related complaint and the MCD staff would "immediately" attend to the same.

The civic agency will further deploy "adequate" specially trained staff across all zones to act upon sanitation complaints immediately.

A proposal regarding the same was recently presented before the state Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta.

The corporation will also install waste collection bins at all Games venues under its jurisdiction, deploy mechanical sweepers, and remove construction waste from across the capital.

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