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Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: Tourists to get jute bags on entering Shimla

In a bid to keep Shimla town clean, chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday launched ‘car-bin’ scheme, under which jute bags would be provided to tourists entering the state as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2016 11:46 IST
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The bags will also be provided to locals.
The bags will also be provided to locals.(HT File Photo)

In a bid to keep Shimla town clean, chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday launched ‘car-bin’ scheme, under which jute bags would be provided to tourists entering the state as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

The bags will also be provided to locals.

Besides this, the municipal corporation will disseminate information regarding cleanliness through ‘jingles’ on mobile vehicles. Polythene bags were banned in Himachal in 2009.

Solan district administration, in association with the excise and taxation department, will be distributing car-bins to tourists at Parwanoo barrier as soon as the chief minister launches the scheme at Shimla.

“The tourists entering Himachal Pradesh would be handed over the jute bag (car-bin) at nominal cost of Rs 30 each only on voluntarily basis along-with an information brochure containing details of parking facilities in Shimla and ‘Do’s and Don’ts regarding garbage disposal in the city,” a government spokesperson said.

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh also launched an Android-based mobile application of the Shimla Municipal Corporation, for grievance redressal.

The bi-lingual mobile app is aimed at facilitating the people to file their grievances with photos, track status of their grievances, notifications, alerts along with important contact numbers of the corporation.

Besides, the mobile app will also have information regarding tourist places in Shimla, hotels in municipal area, parking rates, HRTC taxi time table and labour rates.

Lauding the efforts of the municipal corporation, the chief minister said every citizen should be responsible and not litter anywhere on roads and other public places and should make maximum use of these jute bags and

dustbins.

He also appreciated the android mobile application for having all details of Shimla which will facilitate the visitors and the locals as well.

Shimla mayor Sanjay Chauhan, HIMUDA vice-chairman Yashwant Chhajta, additional chief secretary Manisha Nanda, MC commissioner Pankaj Rai, councillors and other senior officers of the state government were present on the occasion.