If the Brihnamumbai Municipal Corporation is to be believed, the city will get spick-and-span before the onset of the festive season, thanks to a zero-garbage drive. To begin from October 1, the cleanliness campaign will continue for three months, and will ensure that Mumbai is garbage-free.
A similar drive was undertaken in May for a week before the onset of the monsoon.
Addressing a meeting of ward officers on Thursday, mayor Shraddha Jadhav said the cleanest ward will get an award. “We are trying to make the city cleaner. The civic body will increase staff strength and the number of vehicles used for lifting garbage from collection points,” said Jadhav.
This zero-garbage drive will also give details about the amount of garbage generated by the city; the last standard derived in 2006 was 6,500 metric tonnes.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has 280 municipal and 820 private vehicles to collect garbage in the city. All these vehicles and the manpower will be deployed, even for additional hours, across the city for the drive. The nuisance detectors and the clean-up marshals will be posted across the city to prevent littering on the streets and those found violating, will be penalised.