Bye-bye stinking dumper-bins, the Boulevard to be finally clean

SMC starts nocturnal garbage collection, KHROF hails civic body


Srinagar, July 18: No more stinking dumper bins in this tourist hub. Opening another vista of the “Clean Srinagar, Green Srinagar” campaign, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation last night started nocturnal garbage collection on the Boulevard.
 “SMC began with the night collection of garbage generated from hotels, restaurants, guesthouses, and other food outlets from the Boulevard. Three hopper vehicles including one compactor has been pressed into service for garbage collection from total number of 102 foods business operators falling in the area,” an official handout said. The SMC Commissioner Dr GN Qasba personally monitored the commencement of the late night operations.
 “These hopper vehicles will go for door-to-door collection from these food outlets between 10 PM to midnight,” the handout added.
 Following public complaints, the SMC clarified that the cluster of dumper bins outside the lane leading to the State Human Rights Commission office would be permanently removed.
 “The dumpers installed at various collection points starting from Delhi Rasoi Dhaba shall no longer be in place and has been overturned for a while before its removal shortly in order to avoid further dumping there,” the official handout said.
 The nocturnal operation was started following a meeting of the stakeholders with the SMC Commissioner Dr GN Qasba on Sunday wherein they sought complete removal of the dumper bins from the Boulevard. Greater Kashmir had been constantly highlighting the issue.
 The meeting held at SK Park office of the SMC was attended by various stakeholders like hoteliers including President KHAROF Faiz Bakshi.
 “These hoteliers  put forth their request to Dr Qasba to relocate the dumper bins from the Boulevard so as to keep this tourist hub free from stink and visible garbage and also to keep away stray packs which otherwise affects their daily business,” the official handout confirmed.
 “Besides collection of routine user charges from these hoteliers and other food outlets, an additional amount of Rupees 500 as night cess charges per month shall be charged from them to which they showed full commitment and support,” the handout said.
 “Further the garbage is collected from the households of the area including Dalgate and its adjoining areas in the morning shifts through hopper vehicles from motorable roads and through manual collection from non motorable roads,” it added.
 President KHAROF Faiz Bakhshi on behalf of his association has hailed Dr Qasba along with his team of Srinagar Municipal Corporation for taking such an initiative, which is “quite satisfactory and will definitely help to keep the Boulevard cleaner in the coming day.”

Demolition drive held
 Meanwhile in “continuing with its demolition drive and to curb the tendency of unauthorized constructions in the City”, the team of enforcement officers along with the men and machinery demolished 15 illegal constructions in Ward 33 Humhama, the handout said.
 “The demolition was conducted in Alamdar Colony, Gogo land, Hill view Colony and Sheikh Pora.”
 “Furthermore eighteen illegal constructions under the supervision of Chief Enforcement Officer Hakeem Aijaz  Ali and Sofi Muhammad Akbar were  demolished at an initial stage in various areas including Chana Pora, Natipora Iram Lane, Iqbal lane, Methan, Mehboob Colony and Shah-e-Hamdaan Colony,” it added.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST

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