Riding on the success of its ‘10-day mass cleaning programme’, the Chennai Corporation plans to have a daily cleaning train each month.
The civic physique eliminated almost 13,300 tonnes of waste in 15 zones of town through the marketing campaign between May 27 and June 5.
The waste, comprising rubbish and development particles, remained uncleared for a number of months and the mass cleaning train got here as a boon for residents. The marketing campaign was additionally geared toward enhancing sanitation in public bogs through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A senior official of the Health Department of the Corporation stated the marketing campaign, an initiative of Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi, was based mostly on a whole lot of pending complaints from residents and social activists in regards to the poor situation of the localities. Having made the marketing campaign successful, a schedule is being labored out to organise small campaigns each month by taking one explicit division of the 200 within the metropolis.
The senior civic official stated through the 10-day cleaning marketing campaign held in 1,709 places, involving almost 19,200 sanitary and highway employees, 10,085 tonnes of dumped particles and three,260 tonnes of rubbish had been eliminated. The civic physique put into use all equipment and autos, together with compactors, earth movers, battery-operated autos and tricycles, to take away the massive quantity of rubbish and particles, he added.
As a part of the mass cleaning marketing campaign, the civic physique, which usually takes up cleaning of waterways together with Cooum, Buckingham and Adyar rivers earlier than the onset of the Northeast monsoon, additionally undertook clearing of the floating particles to ease the move of water.
The success of the marketing campaign was because of the inspection carried out by Superintending Engineers in numerous localities and a overview assembly at Ripon Buildings by the Commissioner.