In a bid to have a cleaner city,Mayor Subhash Chawla on Friday flagged off 25 new dumper placers which were purchased at an approximate cost of Rs 2.25 crore.
With these additional 25 dumper placers,the Municipal Corporation will be doubling the capacity from existing 24 dumper placers,which are used to lift and transport garbage bins. In addition,the Municipal Corporation has purchased 200 new garbage bins.
Out of these,150 have already been put into service and the remaining 50 will be deployed by the end of this month.
Out of the old garbage bins,100 bins have been repaired and repainted. The rest of the bins will also be repaired and repainted in due course,so that all 507 bins to be deployed in the field are fully serviceable.
Meanwhile,the MC authorities have requested the city residents to co-operate with them to keep the city clean by depositing their garbage in the designated garbage bins.
The Municipal Corporation will soon deploy 10 additional sanitary inspectors to keep a check on the residents who litter or dispose of their garbage at unauthorised places. Offenders will be challaned and in case of failure to pay the fine,complaints will be filed against them in an appropriate court of law.
The dumpers were flagged off from in front of the MC office,Sector 17. Prominent among those present were V P Singh,Commissioner,Harphool Chander Kalyan,chairman,Sanitation Committee,and Sunil Bhatia,Additional Commissioner,MC.