Corporations promise clean up of roads not under its care

The party had claimed to have sent 3,000 photographs of unclean areas to the mayors on October 8.

Written by Naveed Iqbal | Published: October 15, 2014 1:46:42 am

After senior leaders of the AAP met the three mayors of the capital, the municipal corporations have decided to take up the party’s complaints regarding sanitation and cleanliness.

The officials of the North, East and South corporations have decided to clean these areas even though many of these fall under the purview of the Public Works Department (PWD) and the Delhi Development Agency (DDA).

North Delhi Mayor Yogendra Chandolia said many of the photos provided by the AAP delegation were of PWD roads and DDA parks. “Since sanitation is the primary function of the corporation, we will clean these areas and bill them to the agencies concerned,” he said.

The party had claimed to have sent 3,000 photographs of unclean areas to the mayors on October 8. These photographs had been sent by residents after the AAP invited complaints and suggestions on social media platforms and on WhatsApp.

However, the mayors said they had received only 15 to 20 pictures.

Speaking of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Chandolia said in 10 days since the launch of the campaign by the Prime Minister, the city has got a “facelift”. He said on public holidays and weekends too, sanitation staff of the corporations are cleaning the main roads, while carrying out regular cleaning on working days.

“All BJP councillors have been asked to submit a 15-day plan for cleanliness in their wards and all of them are engaged in separate cleanliness related activities in their respective wards,” Chandolia said. He said the Congress councillors have also been invited to plan cleanliness drives in their areas.

Commenting on the scale of the campaign, chairman of the standing committee of North corporation, Mohan Bhardwaj, said, “The campaign is not about a party. It is a national mission and we have seen great response from all parts of the city.”

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