SMC to strengthen anti-polythene, anti-encroachment drive

Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal Corporation on Friday announced it was strengthening its drive against polythene and encroachments in the city.
According to an SMC handout, in order to review the overall progress on sanitation, anti-encroachments and anti-polythene drives, the Commissioner SMC, Dr GN Qasba held an extensive meeting with all the ward officers of the Corporation.
“While deliberating upon the various issues including sanitation, encroachments on roads/footpaths and anti-polythene movement, all the Ward Officers were directed to strengthen the anti polythene and anti encroachment drives,” the handout said.
It said that SMC shall be exhibiting ward wise seized polythene lot in its Central Office on April 22 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
While discussing sanitation, Dr Qasba passed on instructions to improvise upon the overall sanitation of city and in this regard has also directed Mechanical Engineering to set up a service station at the Municipal Transport Yard so that all the garbage lifting vehicles and the garbage bins/containers are cleaned up properly, the handout said, adding that if anywhere dumper bins are found damaged the officials concerned shall get them repaired at an earliest.
On illegal constructions Dr Qasba emphasized that all the Ward Officers shall submit a personal affidavit stating that “no illegal construction is going on in their wards” which shall also be endorsed by the B.I, AEO and the Chief Enforcement Officer. This shall be in addition to their dairies which they submit weekly, the statement added.