MCDs push to sanitise industrial areas in city
With the Delhi government announcing relaxation in lockdown curbs from Monday, after more than five weeks, and paving the way for the reopening of industrial units, the municipal corporations of Delhi (MCD) on Saturday started an intensive drive to sanitise industrial areas across the city.
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation started the sanitisation drive from Anand Parbat industrial area while the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) sanitised Jhilmil industrial area on Saturday. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) also carried out sanitisation activities in Okhla industrial area, along with other residential neighbourhoods.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the construction sector and factories can resume operations from Monday, when a phased unlocking of the Capital will begin.
Jai Prakash, mayor of north MCD, said the civic body has decided to sanitise all the industrial areas falling under its jurisdiction. “Before Monday, the sanitisation drive will be conducted at Wazirpur, Bawana, Narela, Shahzada Bagh, and Mundka, among other industrial areas. We are taking every possible step to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We are also sanitising residential areas with sprinkler tankers,” he said.
Similarly, EDMC mayor Nirmal Jain said sanitisation has been intensified in the industrial areas such as Anand Vihar, Patparganj, Jhilmil, Vivek Vihar, Gokulpuri, etc. “All the industrial areas will be thoroughly sanitised before the unlocking process begins,” said Jain.
A senior SDMC official said, “Industrial areas such as Okhla, Badarpur, Hari Nagar among others are regularly being sanitised along with residential neighbourhoods,” said the official.