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Ganesh immersion: Sanitation teams ensure city is kept clean

The Hindu, 09 September 2014


HYDERABAD: In a departure from earlier practice of waiting for the Ganesh idols immersion to conclude, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) this time took up a continuous sanitation drive along the city streets during the centralised procession.


Deploying more than 2,800 workers apart from their regular sanitation staff, it tried to ensure that the road stretches were swept and the litter and garbage removed even as the procession moved towards Hussainsagar Lake. This has helped in most of the city roads being brought to their normal status by 11.30 a.m. in the morning.


Between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday , the GHMC staff removed around 1,030 tonnes of garbage from the procession routes and despatched it to the dumping yard at Jawaharnagar. A fleet of 17 private vehicles were roped in which made 85 trips shifting 1,027 tonnes while the civic body vehicles made 29 trips to move the garbage from road corridors, mainly near the main immersion point of Hussainsagar. Read more....