Bus bays and platforms at the Central Bus Stand, for once, looked sparkling clean on Wednesday after the Tiruchi corporation undertook an operation clean up at the bus stand.

In a four-hour operation, about 50 sanitary workers of the corporation went about literally washing the platforms and bus bays at the bus stand with soap water.

The drive comes after long years of poor maintenance and unhygienic conditions at the bus stand. All urinals were also cleaned during the drive.

Corporation Commissioner V.P.Thandapani, who ordered the drive, said that similar exercise would be taken up at the bus stand every month in an attempt to improve the upkeep of the city’s most prominent place of public congregation.

Special vehicle

The corporation, he said, has also planned a special vehicle to wash up the bus stand premises with soap water every day.

He appealed to the public to desist from littering the bus stand and use the litter bins provided on the premises.

He also urged them to use the urinals and toilets and extend their co-operation in maintaining hygiene .

City engineer S.Raja Mohamed, Executive Engineer R.Chandran and Assistant Commissioner Dhanapalan were among those who supervised the operation.