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The South Delhi Municipal Corporation carried out a special sanitation drive at vegetable markets and near metro stations on December 29.

Waste was lifted from near Qutab Minar metro station, St. Giri Public School in Sarita Vihar, Sewa Nagar, Punjabi Bagh and other areas as part of the drive, the SDMC said in a statement. Additionally, vendors sitting on footpaths and selling from were warned that they will be issued challans if they do not ensure cleanliness nearby.

The drive is part of the corporation’s efforts to ramp up cleanliness to improve its ‘Swachhata Survekshan Rankings’, which rank cities across the country based on various parameters focusing on cleanliness.

While the SDMC’s ranking improved from 202 in 2017 to 32 to this year, civic body Commissioner Puneet Goel said the corporation hopes to make it to the top 10 in 2019.

The corporation had to this end carried out similar drives, including one at a cloth market on December 28.

The statement added that it will carry out sanitation drives at educational institutions next.

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