Municipal staff removes 337 tonnes garbage

KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) during its ‘green & clean city’ campaign has removed nearly 337 tonnes of garbage and other waste from all major city corridors, flyovers, bridges and sub-roads and dispatched it to landfill sites.

The areas where cleaning work was carried out include Rashid Minhas Road, Green Town, Pakistan Chowk, Governor House Road, II Chundrigar Road, Expressway, from Sohrab Goth to Shara-e-Faisal, Metropole Hotel, Club Road, Sir Shah Suleman Road, around Civic Centre and other areas.

A total of 43 KMC vehicles and machinery was used in the work that was performed by hundreds of staff members.

KMC has also started tree plantation campaign in the city in which about 110,000 saplings would be planted in parks, green belts and other places in the city.

Meanwhile, the metropolitan commissioner paid a visit of different areas of city especially major corridors where he inspected the cleaning work done by the municipal staff.

He directed the officials to sprinkle limestone on all such places from where the garbage and other waste had been lifted.

He also directed the director local taxes to immediately start the removal of all such advertisement hoardings which did not follow the bylaws for hoardings or found unnecessary or of no use.

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