'Municipal employees always at forefront to ease difficulties of citizens'

The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) today celebrated R-Day here at Municipal central office here. 

Mayor Srinagar JunaidAzimMattu unfurled the tricolor on the occasion. 

Mattu extended heartiest congratulations to every citizen on the eve of R-Day.

“Last year was quiet challenging and difficult phase of every body’s life  as people all over the world were struggling with COVID 19 pandemic. Our municipal workers did a commendable job by strictly following and implementing the SOP’s issued by Government to tackle Covid 19 pandemic,” Mattu said.

He said SMC installed  23sanitisation and decontamination  tunnels with the use of appropriate disinfectant in hospitals, courts and other vital locations. He said SMC continuously conducted sanitisation at Airport, Health Institutions, Banks, Mandis, Court Complexes , Hotels, and all public places and areas where positive cases were reported.

He said latest machinery chemicals and other relevant material were procured to combat Covid 19.

“As a city Mayor, i appreciate the entire Municipal employees who are all always in a state of readiness to come on forefront be it devastating 2014 floods or Covid 19 pandemic. When entire world was under lockdown, our sanitary workers, health workers were out on roads to ease out the difficulties of the citizens,” he said.

Besides Provincial President Apni Party Mohammad Ashraf Mir, National youth President LJP Sanjay Saraaf , District President Srinagar BJP Ashok Bhat , Corporators, senior officers of Corporation and SMC officials were present on the occasion.

Mattu on the occasion while reflecting various achievements , developmental works, imperative projects àlso stressed that SMC has declared all 74 wards as Open Defecation Free as per the survey conducted and certified by Quality Council of India. Appreciating the improvement in sanitation, Mayor said that “it is quiet heartening to see that Srinagar city has been ranked 36th cleanest city across India under SwachhSurvekshan survey 2020 where in 4242 cities participated.”

Mayor while throwing light on centrally sponsored schemes said that 17 projects under AMRUT have been completed out of 30 and 560 seats against the target of 750 seats under Swachh Bharat Mission CT/ PT component has been completed.

On the occasion Mayor felicitated various officials for their outstanding performances in Covid 19 pandemic and other exemplary official work. Various musical and cultural programs were organised on the occasion.