With much pomp and fanfare, the municipal corporations had declared a massive sanitation drive prior to the festive season. Yet several weeks down the line, civic body officials hung their heads in shame when questioned about what they had done to make the city “dust and garbage free”.
Tuesday’s Standing Committee meeting resembled a classroom when chairman Rajesh Gehlot questioned officials on what extra machinery had been hired for the sanitation drive and how much had been spent on it. Not satisfied with the answer, he said: “Officials make a proposal without thinking. Several weeks after announcing the drive, garbage can still be seen overflowing in every ward.”
Mr. Gehlot urged the officials to use the information that was collated before the drive was launched and systematically plan how to go about cleaning the various wards in South Delhi. Earlier, the civic body had announced a cleanliness drive and promised that illegal hoardings and banners would be removed, public conveniences cleaned and dustbins disinfected.
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