Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Tuesday launched an extensive sanitation drive.
The drive took off from SK Park in presence of Commissioner SMC, Gazanfar Ali.
All the ward officers monitored the sanitation drives in their respective ward of Srinagar city including Batamaloo, Khanyar, Sonwar, Lal chowk, Hazratbal , Eidgah and Soura.
During these two days the city will be extensively cleaned up and sanitation will be conducted in all the unattended and bad spots.
The Commissioner SMC directed the concerned to launch continuous upgraded sanitation at various shrines, mosques including Peer Dastagear Sahib, Jamia Masjid, Shaahi Hamdaan sahib, Naqshband sahib, Hazratbal etc ahead of Eid ul Azha.
He further stressed that all the machinery including hopper vehicles, sweeping machines shall be pressed into service to clean up various areas especially lanes, by lanes, main roads, religious places thoroughly with lime powder, fumigation and other disinfectants.
The Commissioner said that street lights shall be fully functional with the installation of more street lights where ever importantly required so that people do not face any inconvenience and in case of defunct streetlights, the electric wing has been directed to repair the same.
The Commissioner on the occasion was accompanied by Joint Commissioner Adm. Syed Abul Qasim, Secretary SMC Sofi Akbar, Chief Sanitation Officer Mudasir Banday besides others.