The East corporation has decided to set up a control room to keep a tab on its cleanliness-related activities. Equipped with a walkie-talkie,sanitary inspectors will keep the control room updated.
Sanitation is one of our top priorities for the area. To ensure that our wards have proper sanitation and cleanliness,we have decided to set up a control room to supervise the task. Sanitary inspectors will update the control room about door-to-door collection of garbage,dumping of garbage at dhalaos (community garbage dumps) and then transporting it to landfill sites, said Sajjan Singh Yadav,Municipal Commissioner of the East corporation.
The control room will operate from the East corporation headquarters. In the beginning,officials said,the control room will be open from 9 am to 7 pm. During monsoons,however,the control room will be open throughout the day. It will be supervised by the municipal commissioner and the deputy commissioner.
East Delhi generates around 1,500 metric tonnes of garbage every day and has nearly 150 dhalaos. The focus is to make East Delhi a zero-garbage zone. For that,dhalaos need to be hygienic. The staff reports in shifts,so it gets impossible to keep a tab on their work. With the walkie talkie,the sanitary inspector can report discrepancies and corrective steps can be taken immediately, a senior civic official said.
The civic body also plans to monitor its mechanical sweepers through Global Positioning System (GPS).
The GPS will be used to submit a daily route mapping report on the areas cleaned. In most cases,mechanical sweepers are run by contractors. A mechanical sweeper is supposed to take a specific number of rounds to clean an area but this job is often not done properly. Mapping of the route will help us keep a tab on mechanical sweepers, said Yadav.