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MCD seizes 3 quintal polythene bags and polystyrene materials in 12 days

Cleanliness drive to continue till January 5

Municipal Corporation Dehradun (MCD) has seized around three quintals of plastic and polystyrene materials over 12 days since it launched its special cleanliness drive which would continue till January 5. Around 11 teams have been formed to clean 100 wards in the city.  It is learnt that around 18kg polythene and polystyrene materials have been seized by the civic body teams and Rs 23,300 has been collected by way of fine on Wednesday itself from areas like Mayur Vihar, Raipur, Ring Road, Badrish Colony and some others. The civic body officers have formed 11 teams for the task of cleaning all the 100 wards spread over the city.

       Cleanliness supervisor MCD said that around three quintals of polythene and polystyrene materials have been seized by the teams over the past 12 days since the cleanliness drive was launched. “We have formed 11 teams for the task of cleanliness in all the 100 wards of the city. Every team has an inspector and five to six cleanliness staff. There are around 120 sanitation workers working in the field to clean the city of the trash. We are also checking the use of polythene bags and polystyrene materials during the drive. An individual or a shop found using polythene bag or polystyrene materials are being slapped with fines. Also, the people found littering the public places are being made to cough up the fine as fixed by the civic body. The minimum amount being taken as the fine is Rs 500,” the supervisor added.

According to the civic body sources, after 120 contractual sanitation workers left their jobs, MCD  has been facing a shortage of sanitation workers. For this special cleanliness drive, around 75 workers who used to work in the night shift are being shifted in the morning shift for cleaning the city to meet the sanitation staff crunch. Read more posts…

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