Swachh Survekshan : MCT determined to achieve top spot
The Municipal Corporation of Tirupati MCT is making determined efforts to achieve first place this year in the national Swachh Survekshan Survey
- Collector warns of stern action on commercial houses ignoring sanitation
- Directs the Commissioner to cancel the trade licence if any one fails to stick to the norms
Tirupati: The Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) is making determined efforts to achieve first place this year in the national Swachh Survekshan Survey.
The Corporation which bagged sixth place in the Survey last year is not leaving any stone unturned to reach the top position in the country in the survey on cleanliness in urban areas.
Municipal Corporation Commissioner V Vijaya Rama Raju spearheading the special drive taken up by the Health department which is virtually working overtime in ensuring the entire pilgrim city clean and tidy while the wall painting in select places including the main roads and at the entry points of the city like Rail over Bridge (RoB) depicting captivating sceneries and mythological characters giving a touch of spiritually blended with aesthetic view to the city, ahead of the survey.
Intensifying the drive, an awareness meeting was held on Saturday in which representatives of business and commercial establishments, hotels, fuel outlets and also the heads of all government departments participated.
Speaking on the occasion, District Collector and MCT Special Officer PS Pradyumna said that the pilgrim city which has become plastic free from Gandhi Jayanthi day last year is now all set to become ‘bin free city’ to add one more feather to its cap.
Seeking the support of all the sections of traders and business houses in the city for the corporation reach the top position in the country in health and sanitation, he, in the same breath made it clear that the civic body will not hesitate to take stern action on those acting against clean environment in the city.
He stressed on the fuel outlets, hotels, government offices in the city to ensure their toilets clean as it would go a long way in enhancing the health and sanitation level in the city.
He directed the Corporation Commissioner Raju to inspect the hotels, fuel outlets and other commercial enterprises to check all of them have toilet facility and also maintaining them properly.
The Collector also sought the Excise officials to take up the responsibility of all the IMFL outlets and bar and restaurants in the city which normally fail to keep clean their premises that are prone for unhygienic condition with urination and littering by the customers.
Pradyumna curtly told the Commissioner to cancel the trade licence if any one fail to stick to the health and sanitation norms.
Besides, he also wanted the denizens of tradition bound pilgrim city to celebrate Bhogi festival in such way that it will not affect the cleanliness of the streets and roads.
Commissioner seeking his staff to go extra mile in making the city not only clean and tidy but beautiful, explained the initiatives taken by the corporation to get first place in the survey.
TUDA Chairman G Narasimha Yadav and others were present.