Ghaziabad municipal corporation starts night sweeping in 15 markets
Over 400 sanitation workers have been roped in from private agencies who will work throughout the night to clean the market areas before they open the next day.noida Updated: Sep 14, 2017 09:53 IST
To maintain cleanliness, the Ghaziabad municipal corporation has started night sweeping in 15 major markets where garbage is generated in daytime and there is no activity at night.
Officials said they had identified 15 major, small and medium-sized markets and will identify more after suggestions by residents. The exercise started late Tuesday night.
Some localities included in the ‘night sweeping’ project are market areas of Vaishali, Vasundhara, Anand Vihar to Dabur crossing, Brij Vihar to Delhi border, Chaudhary Morh, Gandhi Nagar, Gole Market, Rakesh Marg, Navyug Market, Delhi Gate, Sihani Gate, Ramte Ram Road and other areas in Kavi Nagar
Corporation officials on Wednesday said over 400 sanitation workers have been roped in from private agencies who will work throughout the night to clean the market areas before they open the next day.
“It has been a long-pending initiative by the corporation and will help traders, vendors and customers who arrive at the markets and have to a face polluted environment when cleaning happens during daytime. Now, the cleaning process will happen during night time,” said CP Singh, municipal commissioner.
The corporation has outsourced the job to a private agency at a cost of Rs 87,000 to Rs 2 lakh, depending on the area of the market.
“During winters, the cleaning process will be taken up from 8 pm to 12 midnight while the summer timing will be from 9 pm to 1am. The entire garbage created or spilled during daytime will be cleaned at night itself. The entire garbage will be taken to the collection centre at night and later shifted to the landfill site as a regular morning process,” Singh added.
To get rid of perishable items such as vegetables, paper, etc., the corporation has identified a 400-feet area near the old vegetable market where they plan to rope in an agency to operate a composting plant.
First Published: Sep 13, 2017 22:22 IST