Rs one crore spent by MCD on sanitising city since March
The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has so far spent about Rs one crore on sanitising the city in view of the Covid-19 pandemic since March. The corporation started the process of sanitising the city from March 17, as informed by chief municipal health officer Dr Kailash Joshi and had spent about Rs 97 lakh till last Friday. Since March, the MCD has organised several sanitation drives across the city to sanitise public areas, wards as well as the high risk areas of Covid-19 contagion like quarantine centres and containment zones. To speed up the process of sanitisation in Dehradun, MCD has also been regularly bringing the tankers from other cities. In the recent two-day sanitation drive, 25 tankers were brought from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, informed Dr Joshi. According to him, the corporation has to pay about Rs 3,000 per tanker for a day, therefore the tankers were sent back to Saharanpur immediately after the sanitisation. He also informed that over Rs four lakh were spent in the last sanitation drive.
In sanitation drive of such a large scale, MCD has to bear the charges of fuel, PPE kits for sanitation workers sanitising in high-risk areas and disinfectants among others. Though the corporation had received over 50,000 litres of one percentage sodium hypochlorite disinfectant from Kota free of cost, MCD still had to bear transportation expense which was reportedly about Rs five lakh. As per the orders of administration, the MCD will sanitise Dehradun on this weekend too.
Corporation collects Rs 1.4 lakh property tax on Tuesday
A day after resuming property tax collection on Monday, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun collected property tax amounting to Rs 1,40,000 on Tuesday and the remaining taxpayers were issued 25 tokens for the tax submission on Wednesday, said the municipal tax superintendent Vinay Pratap Singh. It is pertinent to mention here that the period of 20 per cent rebate has also been extended to July 15 recently by the municipal commissioner to give the locals ample time to submit the property tax without making any rush to MCD premises during the pandemic.
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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