Councillors say lack of cleanliness worries them

May 29, 2019 01:56 am | Updated 01:56 am IST - New Delhi

At the first house meeting of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation held after the new mayor, Sunita Kangra, took over, councillors raised various issues over cleanliness in South Delhi, on Tuesday. The SDMC had dropped by 106 points in the country-wide swachhata rankings this year compared to 2018.

Issues raised by the councillors, include delay in payment to sanitation workers and demand for rationalisation of workers across wards based on population. They also raised the issue of workers marking their attendance and not turning up for work.

A few representatives, including the ruling BJP councillors, said that they wish they hadn’t been elected to the corporation, as they have no answers to give to people who complains to them, given the corporation’s sorry state of affairs.

A few councillors also urged officials to undertake cleaning of drains prior to the start of the monsoon season, saying that the blame game between the municipal corporations and the Delhi government would soon start unless the drains are maintained.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.