The second phase of mechanised sweeping is going to kick off shortly as private company has brought new machines for the purpose. Under this second phase the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana has decided to add 35 kms route in the existing stretch where mechanised sweeping is already going on.
The officials claimed that it would help in maintaining cleanliness at other roads as well. They told that imported dulevo machines have been imported from Italy. Notably, the company M/s LIONS services is also doing Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi.
Earlier 50 kms stretch was being covered under the mechanised sweeping and now it has been increased to 85 kms after getting approval from the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC). The officials have added 13 more road stretches for the same. It is pertinent to mention here that mechanised sweeping was flagged off in February and after seeing improvement in the condition of cleanliness on the roads the department took this step.
While giving the information the Executive Engineer Rahul Gagneja told that roads where now mechanised sweeping would start include Rahon Road, Tajpur Road, PUDA Road, Metro Road, Gurudwara Road, Sarabha Nagar (upto Malhar Road from Ferozepur Road), Kaka Marriage Palace Road (Ferozepur Road to Saggu Chowk and Saggu Chowk to Hambran Road), Cemetery Road (up to Hambran Road), K Mall to Baba Deep Singh Gurudwara till Ishmeet Road (K Mall to Deep Hospital and Deep Hospital to Ishmeet Singh Road), Aroma Chowk to Mintgumari Chowk, Satpal Mittal School Road (from Dugri Road to Phase 3 Dugri), Aarti Chowk to Pakhowal Road via Gurdev Nagar OHSR), Ghumar Mandi Road (from Fountain Chowk to Aarti Chowk) and Lodhi Club Road (from Ferozepur Road to RUB Lodhi Club). He further shared that machines have reached and now they would begin with the work.
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Meanwhile, MC Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori shared that they had been waiting for the arrival of the new machines as after getting approval from F&CC they had issued the work orders to the company. Thori told that they would introduce mechanised sweeping on other routes as well in future.
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