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To make capital clean & pollution free, 55 vehicles flagged off

To make capital clean & pollution free, 55 vehicles flagged off

New Delhi: Secretary Housing and Urban Affairs Durga Shankar Mishra along with SDMC Mayor Sunita Kangra and Tarun Kapoor, VC DDA on Tuesday flagged off 55 vehicles including six mechanical road sweepers, 17 tractors with water tankers, 2 super

sucker machine and 26 CNG powered trucks to enable SDMC to intensify Swachhta related activities and water sprinkling exercise for making the capital city clean and pollution free.

After flagging off the new vehicles, Mishra said that the funds amounting to Rs 12.64 crore for the vehicles have been provided by his ministry under Swachh Bharat Mission.

He complemented SDMC and stated that they are doing its best efforts. Due to the efforts of urban local bodies Swachhta Abhiyaan has become a people movement which was earlier considered as a government campaign.

He also lauded efforts of SDMC for remarkable improvement in ranking of Ease of Doing Business. He said in last five years ranking jumped from 185 to 27 this year. Similarly SDMC should strive hard to improve their Swachhta Abhiyan ranking and be in the top 10 swachh cities of India.

SDMC Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti stated that SDMC is taking new initiative and reforms under the guidance of Urban Development Ministry and trying to provide best of the civic services to its citizens.

"We have procured two innovative and high-tech super sucker machine costing Rs 4.90 crore which is probably best in the country. Six mechanical roads sweepers, 17 water tankers, two super sucker machines and 26 CNG powered tipping load body trucks have been inducted into the fleet of SDMC. These 6 mechanical road sweepers consisting of 4.5 CuM dust capacity at an amount of Rs 2.56 crore have been procured and these machines will be used for controlling road side dust pollution and do mechanical sweepings of roads instead of manual sweeping. 17 tractors with water tankers of 6 KL capacity at a cost of Rs 2.16 crore will be utilized to control dust pollution," he said.

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