The East Delhi Municipal Corporation, in a bid to have a cleaner city, will literally go beyond its jurisdiction and remove garbage as the municipal commissioner has given a direction to his deputies to make sure that no land or open sites remain dirty.
“Till now, we used to remove garbage from the corporation land only and not from any other individual or institutions’ property. It used to be an excuse. From now, the corporation will remove garbage from private as well government-owned open land or sites,” East Delhi Municipal Corporation commissioner SS Yadav said.
At a recent standing committee meeting of the corporation, Yadav had directed the deputy commissioners to start the process immediately.
“We will remove it after issuing a challan to the guilty property owner. If you don't remove the garbage on your property, the corporation will do it but not for free,” the commissioner said.
According to a municipal official, there are vast DDA and PWD plots where there are plenty of garbage lying around, which the corporation can now clean and fine the government departments concerned.
“Action will be taken against those who are dirtying the city, even if it is some government department,” the official said.
The EDMC’s garbage-removal capacity was recently increased to 1,900 tonnes daily.