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Updated: September 4, 2012 12:13 IST

Operation clean sweep ahead of investors’ meet

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To project a pretty face of the city to investors, squads will patrol the city to keep an eye on fly-tippers.File Photo: CH.Vijaya Bhaskar
The Hindu To project a pretty face of the city to investors, squads will patrol the city to keep an eye on fly-tippers.File Photo: CH.Vijaya Bhaskar

The corporation will open the doors of its waste treatment plant for its neighbours to sweep the city clean for the upcoming investors meet.

Municipalities around Kochi will be allowed to process their garbage at the corporation’s Brahmapuram solid waste treatment plant in the run up to the Emerging Kerala summit, which will begin on September 12.

Presently, only the municipal waste from Kochi is processed at the plant, and some neighbouring local bodies are awaiting the corporation’s clearance for sharing the facility. The decision was taken at a meeting of the civic heads held here on Monday.

The government had formed a committee comprising civic heads from Angamaly to Maradu for coordinating the cleanliness drive. Mayor Tony Chammany heads the committee.

The authority will sweep clean the National Highway stretch from Nedumbassery airport to Maradu, where the conference will be held. The corporation began cleaning its area on Monday. Streetlights on the blink would be repaired, said Mr. Chammany.

Special squads will patrol the city to curb fly-tipping. A meeting of hoteliers will be held to ensure that quality food is served through their outlets. Traders would be requested to light up their business establishments during the conference, he said.

Traffic will be restricted and diverted according to the proposals of the traffic police.

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