September 30, 2020

Trash collection to resume

Patna: The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) is set to re-start the door-to-door collection of garbage in the city which has been stopped owing to termination of the two agencies earlier assigned to do the work.

In a recent meeting, PMC commissioner Rajesh Meena has directed officials to prepare a blueprint for re-starting the door-to-door collection of garbage from the city areas.

The PMC commissioner has directed the circle officers of all the four circles falling under the jurisdiction of PMC – New Capital Area, Kankerbagh, Bankipore and Patliputra – to prepare a blueprint for the door-to-door collection of garbage and submit it to the headquarters soon.

Meena has directed to depute vehicles and sanitary workers in every circle so that door-to-door collection of garbage could start soon and also make a route plan for the same.

Meanwhile, sources in the PMC said this time plans are afoot to make people aware of garbage collection through playing music atop auto tipper so that people can know when the vehicles arrive and come forward and give garbage. The music will be played through the microphone fixed atop the auto tippers.

In the meeting, the PMC commissioner has also directed to take back the 25 auto tippers that were earlier provided to the terminated agency – Nishka Security and Intelligence Services. It has not yet returned the 25 auto tippers it had hired from the PMC for the door-to-door collection of garbage.

Services of both Patna-based Nishka Security and Intelligence Services and Delhi-based People’s Association for Total Help and Youth Applause (Patheya) agencies were earlier terminated as they failed to meet the expectations of the PMC with respect to door-to-door collection of garbage.

In preparation for monsoon, the PMC commissioner has directed to clean all the drains by June 10 so that this year the residents do not face waterlogging like previous years.

During the meeting it was told to the PMC commissioner that 70-80 per cent of drains have been cleaned on which commissioner Meena has asked for report of the big drains.

Among the big drains, cleaning work is in progress with regard to drains located at Rajiv Nagar, Serpentine Road and Bihar Military Police (BMP) lane.

The executive officer of Kankerbagh circle told commissioner Meena that due to non-availability of police force, they are facing difficulty in removing encroachment from the New Bypass drain at Kankerbagh. On this, Meena directed the official concerned to clean the drain by June 10. The commissioner assured the official concerned that a police force would be provided for four days and that during this period, they (officials) should remove the encroachment from the New Bypass drain.

Directions were further issued to complete all the under-construction drains in the city by June 30 so that people do not face waterlogging when monsoon arrives.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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