Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched the Android-based Mobile Application (App) of Municipal Corporation Shimla for the redressal of grievances of public and also launched ‘car-bin’ scheme under ‘Swatch Bharat Mission’ here on Monday. Under the scheme, jute bags would be provided to the tourists entering Shimla and the locals to maintain cleanness in the town.
Apart from this, the corporation would also disseminate the information through ‘jingles’ on mobile vehicles regarding cleanness and its benefits. Similarly, the district administration, Solan, would be distributing the car-bins to the tourists at Parwanoo barrier as soon as the Chief Minister launches the scheme here at Shimla. The Excise and Taxation Department would actively support the district administration.
The tourists entering Himachal Pradesh would be handed over the Jute bag (car-bin) at nominal cost of Rs 30 each only on voluntarily basis along with an information brochure containing details of parking facilities in Shimla and ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ regarding garbage disposal in the city.
The mobile app of the MC is bi-lingual to facilitate the people to file their grievances with photos, track status of their grievances, notifications, alerts along with important contact numbers of the corporation. Besides, the mobile app will also have information regarding tourist places in Shimla, Hotels in MC area, parking rates, Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) taxi time table, labour rates, etc.
The Chief Minister lauded the efforts of the Municipal Corporation and said that every citizen should be responsible not to spread litter anywhere on roads and other public places and should make maximum use of these jute bags and dustbins. He also lauded the android mobile application having all details of Shimla and will facilitate the visitors and the locals as well, he said.
The mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play Store, or , and Mayor Sanjay Chauhan, Vice-Chairman the Himachal Pradesh Development Authority (HIMUDA), Yashwant Chajta, Additional Chief Secretary Manisha Nanda, Commissioner, MC Pankaj Rai, councillors and other senior officers of the state government were present on the occasion amongst others.
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