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Ghaziabad admin launches drive to beautify, clean city

The cleanliness and beautification drive was launched by district magistrate Ritu Maheshwari

noida Updated: Oct 12, 2017 23:20 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hidustan Times
Noida,Ghaziabad,Ghaziabad news
The district magistrate on Thursday launched a drive to beautify Ghaziabad district.(Sakib Ali/HT)

Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad district administration on Thursday held a major event near river Hindon and announced a slew of measures that will be taken up regularly to improve the image of the city. A logo for the drive was also unveiled at the event.

The initiative was announced by district magistrate Ritu Maheshwari and include the revamp of seven roads, beautification of roundabouts, door-to-door collection of daily solid waste, increasing plantations, drives to end polythene use and open defecation in the municipal corporation and nagar palika areas.

“The objective of the event is to give a distinct identity to the city and ensure coordination of different departments to upgrade the image of the city. All works envisaged under the drive will be taken up in a phased manner,” she said.

The seven major roads under the revamp plan— UP-Gate to Mohan Nagar, Apsara border to Lal Kuan, Meerut tri-junction to Raj Nagar Extension, Hapur crossing to Dasna (near NH-24), NH-24 to GT Road, Karhera to Raj Nagar Extension bypass and Loni border to Karhera— have been assigned to the Ghaziabad development authority and the municipal corporation.

The DM said rural areas have already been declared open-defecation free (ODF) and objections have already been invited for the ODF status in the municipal corporation area.

“After the disposal of all objections, we will send a communication to the state government and an audit will follow. Once that is done, the ODF status will be announced. We are trying to complete all ODF related work October 31. Likewise, to improve upon solid waste management, we have also identified land near Niwari and Farid Nagar where solid waste management plants are proposed,” the DM said.

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The sites, according to officials, are far from residential areas and will be used for solid waste disposal in nagar palikas.

The officials have also proposed implementing a door-to-door collection of daily solid waste to get rid of the problem of garbage being littered in colony areas.

The DM has also sought a report on the delay in making waste to compost plant at Pratap Vihar operational. The plant was built at a cost of nearly Rs 4 crore and is yet to start functioning.

The administration is also getting nearly a 800-metre stretch of the under-construction 10.3km Hindon elevated road painted by artists. The officials said major flyovers and walls in the city will also be painted.

First Published: Oct 12, 2017 23:20 IST