SRINAGAR Srinagar Municipal Corporation has seized four quintals of banned polythene from vendors in Hazrtabla area here during Meraj-ul-Aalam celebrations.
Health Officer SMC Javaid Ahmed Qazi along with the anti polythene squad has continuously conducted anti polythene drives these days in Hazratbal. Four quintal polythene has been seized and shredded on spot with the fine of Rs 8000 imposed on vendors, an SMC spokesperson said in a statement.
The statement further said that Commissioner SMC Mir Tariq Ali along with senior Officers of Corporation Thursday visited Dargah Hazratbal Shrine to review SMC arrangements mainly sanitation for Meraj-ul-Aalam.
On the occasion Tariq Ali was informed that SMC had set up a Municipal camp and deputed mobile toilet vans for assistance of general public and has utilized the services of sanitation field staff properly, the statement said.
Commissioner SMC directed the concerned officials to ensure quality sanitation so that no garbage is spotted anywhere in the lanes, bye-lanes, main roads around mosques & shrines falling in their jurisdiction
Commissioner further more directed SMC officials to depute additional facility of Hoper vehicles as well as Sweeping machines in the Hazratbal ward round the clock
Besides deputing Electric team for restoration of all the defunct lights in the respective areas, SMC has also installed additional lights as required.
The ward officers has been directed to keep Liaison with the Urs Officers for arrangements of any conservancy item/transport facility/Fumigation machine, etc.
He directed the concerned staff to maintain sanitation and provide necessary arrangements so that devotees do not face any inconvenience during these days.
Meanwhile an extensive Sanitation drive has also been taken up jointly with Municipal Employee Union headed by Maqbool Malik in Hazratbal.
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