MC to start pilot project for garbage collection from housing societies

The Municipal Corporation will start a pilot project of garbage collection from within the housing societies in the southern sectors in the coming days.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 16, 2012 2:39 am

The Municipal Corporation will start a pilot project of garbage collection from within the housing societies in the southern sectors in the coming days.

For this purpose,bins will be purchased and kept in the societies. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Sanitation Committee held on Monday.

It was decided that 140 bins and three vehicles for garbage collection would be purchased. The project would first be initiated in societies in Sector 48 and thereafter extended to other sectors. The work within the societies is the responsibility of the society.

The Sanitation Committee meeting was held on Monday under the chairmanship of Harphool Chander Kalyan and attended by other members. Councillor Davesh Moudgil was a special invitee to the meeting since he had taken up the agenda for the housing societies.

Moudgil had raised the demand that the functions within the societies including maintenance of roads be taken up by the MC.

The proposal has been earlier rejected by the Administration whenever the issue has been raised. It has now been proposed that garbage collection be taken up by the MC.

The committee also approved the purchase of tyre tubes for the vehicles of the Medical Officer of the Health Wing.

The purchase of cycle carts was approved by the members. It was further decided that the Mechanized Sweeping Machines would be plied once a day.

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