MC Panchkula to clamp down on employees burning garbage

“It is the duty of MC contractors to transport it to the dumping site,but they find it easier to just burn the refuse,” said a resident,Sanjay Kumar.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: March 30, 2012 12:31 am

A day after seeking registration of a case against unknown people for burning garbage at the dumping site at Sector 23 in violation of High Court directions,the Municipal Corporation,on Thursday,said that it will take strict action against its employees who are found indulging in burning leaves and garbage in the city.

“We have decided to penalise the employees. While contractual employees will be suspended,the license of the contractor will also be canceled,” said the Executive Officer,of Panchkula MC,O P Sihag said.

The EO officer said that decision to penalise officials was taken as there were instances that some employees and contractors were burning leaves and garbage in the city,causing serious inconvenience to city residents.

The district administration,Panchkula,had been receiving complaints of air pollution due to burning garbage. There have also been complaints in the recent past that once the garbage is collected by sweepers in the morning,they were set on fire.

“It is the duty of MC contractors to transport it to the dumping site,but they find it easier to just burn the refuse,” said a resident,Sanjay Kumar. Another civic official of the MC said that they might also reward those residents,who find garbage being burnt on the streets and bring it to their notice.

“It is the duty of MC contractors to transport it to the dumping site,but they find it easier to just burn the refuse,” said a resident,Sanjay Kumar.

A cleanliness drive was flagged off in Palsora village and Sector 56 by Darshan Garg,Senior Deputy Mayor in the presence of officials of Medical Officer of Health,Municipal Corporation. The Senior Deputy Mayor participated in the house-to-house campaign and educated residents to dispose off their solid waste through door-to-door collector or alternatively to throw it in the nearest garbage container. Awareness was created about not burning garbage and dry leaves. Around 20 additional sweepers were deployed along with mechanical road sweepers for cleaning the streets.

For all the latest Chandigarh News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results