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IFR: GVMC gears up to keep city clean

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2,468 sanitation staff to work in three shifts from today

With infrastructure related work is almost complete, GVMC has now turned its focus on the needs of the people visiting the prestigious International Fleet Review.

Keeping the city in general clean and the Beach Road, the venue of IFR, and roads approaching to it spic and span without littering, providing water and toilets, particularly on February 7, are the main tasks to be addressed by the civic body.

In 137 identified areas with a road length of 292 km, 2,468 sanitation workers will work under 277 supervisors in three shifts from Wednesday to clear any piece of paper, dust or water sachet, Municipal Commissioner Pravin Kumar told reporters. Besides, three road-sweeping machines will also be deployed. Depending upon the importance of the area, a worker will be assigned to stretches ranging from 100 to 500 meters.

Covering a total of 132 places, including 75 enclosures, 24 holding areas, nine parking lots, 19 important junctions and the five service roads leading to the beach, the civic body will keep 20 lakh water sachets ready.

At the enclosures, parking lots and holding areas a total of 100 latrines and 150 urinals will be set up. Signage as well as workers to direct people to toilets will be arranged, Mr. Pravin Kumar said appealing to the people to make use of the convenience and not to resort to open urination affecting the image of the city as a number of VVIPs and foreign delegates would be visiting it.

At six locations, 5,000-liter tankers will be set up and 50 tankers of 5000 KL will be pressed into service to ensure continuous water supply, he said.

A word of caution

The Town Planning Department has been asked to ensure that no indecent advertisements or posters appeared along the route. Also criminal cases would be filed against those sticking posters on the newly-painted dividers or walls, he said.

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