New Delhi: Busy commercial areas under the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) will now be swept twice a day as part of the civic body’s efforts to clean the places under its jurisdiction.
The step was taken after it was seen that commercial places were generating more garbage which made these areas look unattractive, a senior East Delhi Municipal Corporation officer said.
“EDMC has started sweeping and cleaning commercial areas twice, once in the morning and also in the afternoon. This initiative has been taken to strengthen sanitation of these areas, especially those with more footfall,” said Jitendra Chaudhary, chairman of the civic body’s standing committee.
The BJP-ruled EDMC has adopted Swacch Bharat Mission as a guiding force, he added.
The municipal corporation has also undertaken an initiative to decongest and beautify Vikas Marg, the main thoroughfare linking East Delhi with ITO.
As part of the drive, unauthorised encroachments are being removed from roadside by the EDMC squads. Bins have also been kept along the road to prevent passersby from littering.