Delhi civic agency hastens to clean drains

June 6th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Saturday said that its senior officials had been directed to ensure that all silt and muck in drains and on roads are cleaned up before the monsoon.
In a meeting with senior MCD engineers and the additional commissioner, MCD standing committee chairman Ram Kishan Singhal said that to ensure that heaps of silt do not result in “insanitary conditions” during the rains, the process to clean up the city’s drains and roads must be hastened.

“While passing through the roads, it is a common sight to see malba (silt) lying here and there. Residents have a tendency of throwing garbage on the heaps of malba. It leads to insanitary conditions during rainy season. An exercise to remove this should begin from Monday,” Singhal told the engineers.

Singhal also asked MCD commissioner K.S. Mehra to identify the sites where residents throw garbage.

“These sites should be properly barricaded and the malba removed on a regular basis. This will prevent people from throwing muck all over the place,” Singhal said.

Ahead of the monsoon, agencies like the MCD, New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) are attempting to clean drains full of months of accumulated rubbish to avoid waterlogging on the roads.

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