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Updated: August 27, 2012 11:05 IST

New micro plan for garbage clearance in north Chennai

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The plan will strengthen conservancy operations until privatisation of services — Photo: V. Ganesan
THE HINDU The plan will strengthen conservancy operations until privatisation of services — Photo: V. Ganesan

The Chennai Corporation will prepare a modified micro plan of action for improving garbage clearance in old city limits of North Chennai, where conservancy operations are not privatised. The plan will be implemented in zones of Tondiarpet, Royapuram, Thiru-Vi-Ka-Nagar and Anna Nagar. The measures will help the civic body cope with the challenges to garbage clearance in the congested areas till the proposal for gradual privatisation of conservancy operations is implemented.

Conservancy operations in zones such as Teynampet, Kodambakkam, Adyar and parts of Ambattur have already been privatised. Chennai Corporation has sought privatisation of conservancy operations in all 15 zones.

The modified micro plan is likely to include the detailed plan of action at the street-level for collection, segregation and transportation of municipal solid waste. The plan would also cover the time of commencement of conservancy operations on a street, conservancy workers and equipment involved.

A modified plan of action, including the identification of areas in the four zones where conservancy operation has to be strengthened at night, is likely to be chalked out by the civic body. Councillors of many of the wards in such areas said that the officials were reluctant to take action against Corporation drivers who fail to do their conservancy duty properly.

Srinivasan, a resident of Railway Station Road in Villivakkam, stressed the need for the daily transfer of garbage generated in bins. “The tricycles have started collecting the waste at home, but the waste remains in the bins nearby because of delay in transfer by compactors,” he said. Dhanasingh, a resident of Periamet, said that some of the tricycles were damaged and needed to be replaced.

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