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MCD gets nearly 38,000 complaints through ‘Swachh Delhi’ apps

Nearly 38,000 complaints have been received by the three municipal corporations via the ‘Swachh Delhi’ mobile app since its launch 10 days ago, with the civic bodies claiming over 75 per cent of those grievances were redressed.

The ‘Swachh Delhi Abhiyan’, a sanitation-cum-cleanliness drive that sought to rid the city of garbage and construction material waste was launched on November 22 and concluded on Monday. The campaign had brought Centre, the AAP government and the BJP-led corporations on one platform.

The three municipal bodies — North, South and East Corporations — in the city, received about 37,963 complaints related to garbage lying on roads, streets, residential colonies and other public places through the app, civic authorities said.

“Close to 14,485 complaints were received by us through the app and we have been able to act on more than 8,828 of them,” Leader of House in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Ashish Sood, claimed.

Sood said the SDMC took the campaign in all “seriousness” but problems were encountered due to mixed complaints of garbage and debris although Delhi government’s PWD had been entrusted to clean up construction waste lying on roads and open spaces. 
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