Public to help catch sewage-dumpers

After having failed to check unruly tankers from dumping sewage in the open despite a ban, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) will take help from the Millennium City’s IT-savvy population.
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Updated on Jul 29, 2011 01:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

After having failed to check unruly tankers from dumping sewage in the open despite a ban, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) will take help from the Millennium City’s IT-savvy population.

If you find any tanker dumping sewage, just click a photo and send it to the MCG either through the Facebook page or Twitter. Visit the ‘Nagar Nigam Gurgaon’ page on Facebook for details.

At least 100 people participated in the campaign within a few hours since the page went live. Several residents posted on twitter, congratulating MCG for the effort.

“It’s good to see the MCG taking this step,” wrote a resident.

“The MCG has banned dumping of garbage and sewage in the open under Section 292 (1) of Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994,” said MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal.

“People who have no access to drainage systems can get garbage removed by tankers. But they should also ensure that the waste is dumped at any of the sewage treatment plants in Dhanwapur, Behrampur or DLF Sector 43,” said Rajpal.

“Residents should only hire tankers registered with MCG,” said Rajpal.

Residents can click photos of tankers that are dumping sewage on the road and post them on either Facebook or Twitter. They can also send complaints on the MCG website at www.mcg.gov.in or call 18601801817. Rajpal has asked residents to cooperate to end the waste-dumping menace.

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