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Mechanised sweepers for cleaning Delhi roads

delhi Updated: Jul 21, 2009 11:02 IST
Mechanised sweepers for cleaning Delhi roads

New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) Looking to improve Delhi's cleanliness record before the Commonwealth Games 2010, the MCD is planning to engage private contractors for deploying mechanical sweepers to clean city roads.

The proposed scheme, expected to cover only roads having width of 100 ft or more, will be implemented in all 12 zones of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

The civic agency will enter into a contract agreement for seven years with a firm or consortium that will use machanised sweepers fitted with GPS or wireless system to clear the roads, service lanes, as well as footpaths and central verges of rubbish, debris or other waste materials, officials said.

A proposal to this effect will be brought before the next meeting of MCD House for approval, they said.

The bidder will also be responsible for cleaning of bell-mouths to ensure smooth flow of storm water in drains. The sweeping work will have to be undertaken at least once a day, failing which the contractor will be fined double the amount payable to him.

The MCD hopes that the quality of cleaning work by the mechanised sweepers will be better than that of departmental sanitation staff. It plans to deploy the surplus safai karamcharies to colonies recently handed over the by DDA or other authorities.