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Mayor Srinagar bats for sanitation drive in all wards ahead of Eid

Ensure all street lights to be functional: Mattu

Post by on Friday, July 8, 2022

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Srinagar, July 07: The Mayor of the city on Thursday directed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation to carry out sanitization in all wards of the city ahead of Eid-ul-Adha. He also directed the officials to carry out a deep cleanliness drive at all major shrines across the district and directed the concerned officials to inspect the functionality of all the streetlights and ensure they are all in working mode.
In addition, the Mayor has passed on directions to depute a team of dog catchers, which shall be available round the clock for management of stray dogs, particularly near religious places.
Mayor Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu also took a detailed review of the arrangements to be put in place by SMC.
While directing officials to maintain upgraded sanitation in all the wards of Srinagar city, especially in and around all the religious places, including Dargah Hazratbal, Peer Dastageer Sahib, Makhdoom Sahib Shrine and other religious places.
Mattu said the citizens of Srinagar City should be able to utilise the dedicated services of SMC for the collection of animal hides easily and promptly. That will be provided by SMC so that people do not throw animal hides in public places or mix them with municipal waste.
The street lights that need repairing should be immediately attended to, says the Mayor.
Regarding dog management, the Mayorsaid, "A greater focus needs to be given in all religious places, including shrines and mosques, on account of sanitation, functionality of all the street lights, continuous water supply, rigorous anti-encroachment drives, anti-polythene drives, and continuous services of dog catching squad for management of dogs so that people offering prayers on the occasion shall not face any problem," said Mayor Srinagar.
Directions have also been passed to the staff of the SMC to carry out market checking and decongest roadsides for easy movement of vehicles and pedestrians on the occasion.
For smooth flow of traffic, Mayor instructed that a regular Anti Encroachment drives in different zones of the city particularly in busy markets including Lal Chowk, Jahangir Chowk, Batamaloo, Hazratbal, Dalgate, Soura,  Sanat Nagar shall be conducted on daily basis and also  stressed for hassle free pedestrians movement in the city.

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