The Delhi Government has come down heavily on the three municipal corporations stating that they have not been cooperating in keeping the city clean. Delhi Public Works Department Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan on Wednesday said the reluctance of the civic bodies in allowing the PWD to dump silt in their landfill sites may result in a break out of an epidemic such as dengue and malaria. The corporations have been claiming that their dumping sites are only for their works and it means they are avoiding basic responsibility of keeping Delhi clean, he said.

The PWD has cleared a total of 5,47,198 metric tonnes of silt from drains which has been removed and dumped in a manner that has not caused any difficulty or disturbance to traffic, said Mr. Chauhan. While Rs.16.83 crore was paid to contractors to remove the silt, Rs.3 crore was paid to the municipal corporations to use their landfill sites for dumping purposes, he said.

He accused the BJP-ruled municipal corporations of being more interested in getting funds from the Delhi Government and misappropriating them under different heads. He added that the dilapidated roads under the three corporations were enough proof.

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