Showcase clean Delhi during Games 2010, Walia tells MCD

January 5th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) To present a clean and garbageless Delhi during the Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in October, the state government Tuesday asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to prepare a “target based short-term action plan to collect, transport and treat solid waste” of the city.
In a meeting with MCD leaders and officials Tuesday, Delhi’s Finance Minister A.K. Walia directed the civic authority to bring more area of national capital under the door-to-door garbage collection scheme.

“Much more is required to be done to strengthen the work of transportation and collection of solid waste management from Delhi,” Walia said in an official statement here.

He told the civic authority that garbage should not be visible on the roads and around colonies, as a large number of tourists and visitors, including foreigners, would be in the city during the Games.

“Delhi Mayor Kanwar Sain, who was also at the meeting, informed that they are starting their fleet of mechanical sweepers and intend to undertake sweeping twice a day in Delhi,” the statement said.

Delhi generates around 8,000 tonnes of garbage every day and as the present landfill sites at Okhla, Bhalaswa and Ghazipur are filled to capacity, the problem of waste disposal is turning complex.

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