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20 state-of-the-art mechanical sweepers to be inducted in Srinagar

Segregation of waste is impossible without proper facility provided to us: Garbage collector

February 23, 2021 | BK News Service

As many as 20 state-of-the-art mechanical sweepers and road vacuum machines would be inducted in the municipal limits of Srinagar, where a process to install around 60,000 new street lights is underway.

This was stated by Srinagar Mayor and Apni Party Youth Wing President Junaid Azim Mattu, who has sought the on-site measurements and review of all residential and commercial constructions permitted in Srinagar since the past 12 months.
“Constructions that have deviated from regulations and norms will be processed for permission cancellation and sealing,” he said.
“We are inducting 20 state-of-the-art mechanical sweepers and road vacuum machines for Srinagar roads. A proposal to this effect was presented to Srinagar Smart City a couple of days ago by us and was agreed upon. We are also planning other dust control mechanisms,” Mattu said.
Mattu said he has set five top priorities for the overall development of Srinagar city in 2021, including 100 per cent door-to-door collection of waste and addressing stray dog challenge.
Meanwhile, the contract-based garbage collectors in the city alleged that they are facing a lot of problems due to non-availability of equipments, including gloves and uniform.
“One locality gets only one handcart in which we collect all types of garbage from the houses. The segregation of waste is impossible without proper facility provided to us,” a garbage collector on the condition of anonymity said.
The Srinagar Mayor said he will also focus on banning single-use plastic, besides urban plantation drive and more parking, better urban and pedestrian mobility in the city.
The J&K High Court in January 2018 imposed a complete ban on the entry, use and sale of polythene bags in the erstwhile state.
The government of Jammu and Kashmir had already banned bags made of polythene—a common form of plastic—with a thickness of less than 50 microns in 2017, but to little effect. Authorities have not been able to enforce ban on entry and use of single use plastic in Srinagar and other parts of the valley.
He further said that the SMC has proposed ways to J&K Lakes and Waterways Development Authority to restore all canals and water-bodies in Srinagar.
“We are proposing collaborative, holistic plans. This is a priority area and will receive focused attention,” he added.
He said SMC has installed more than 50,000 new street lights in Srinagar in the past year and the process is underway to install another 60,000.
“Process is also underway to install nearly 300 timer-controlled High-mast lights in the city,” he added.
Giving the details of the lane and by-lane length in Srinagar, he said 90 per cent of the total lane network of 2,111.88 kms in the city is motorable.
“SMC GIS team has calculated the total km-length of lane/by-lane network in Srinagar and how much is motorable and how much non-motorable. The total Lane Network in Srinagar is 2,111.88 kms,” he said.
“Of this, 1773.34895 kms is motorable while 338.54995 kms is non motorable,” he added.

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20 state-of-the-art mechanical sweepers to be inducted in Srinagar

Segregation of waste is impossible without proper facility provided to us: Garbage collector

February 23, 2021 | BK News Service

As many as 20 state-of-the-art mechanical sweepers and road vacuum machines would be inducted in the municipal limits of Srinagar, where a process to install around 60,000 new street lights is underway.

This was stated by Srinagar Mayor and Apni Party Youth Wing President Junaid Azim Mattu, who has sought the on-site measurements and review of all residential and commercial constructions permitted in Srinagar since the past 12 months.
“Constructions that have deviated from regulations and norms will be processed for permission cancellation and sealing,” he said.
“We are inducting 20 state-of-the-art mechanical sweepers and road vacuum machines for Srinagar roads. A proposal to this effect was presented to Srinagar Smart City a couple of days ago by us and was agreed upon. We are also planning other dust control mechanisms,” Mattu said.
Mattu said he has set five top priorities for the overall development of Srinagar city in 2021, including 100 per cent door-to-door collection of waste and addressing stray dog challenge.
Meanwhile, the contract-based garbage collectors in the city alleged that they are facing a lot of problems due to non-availability of equipments, including gloves and uniform.
“One locality gets only one handcart in which we collect all types of garbage from the houses. The segregation of waste is impossible without proper facility provided to us,” a garbage collector on the condition of anonymity said.
The Srinagar Mayor said he will also focus on banning single-use plastic, besides urban plantation drive and more parking, better urban and pedestrian mobility in the city.
The J&K High Court in January 2018 imposed a complete ban on the entry, use and sale of polythene bags in the erstwhile state.
The government of Jammu and Kashmir had already banned bags made of polythene—a common form of plastic—with a thickness of less than 50 microns in 2017, but to little effect. Authorities have not been able to enforce ban on entry and use of single use plastic in Srinagar and other parts of the valley.
He further said that the SMC has proposed ways to J&K Lakes and Waterways Development Authority to restore all canals and water-bodies in Srinagar.
“We are proposing collaborative, holistic plans. This is a priority area and will receive focused attention,” he added.
He said SMC has installed more than 50,000 new street lights in Srinagar in the past year and the process is underway to install another 60,000.
“Process is also underway to install nearly 300 timer-controlled High-mast lights in the city,” he added.
Giving the details of the lane and by-lane length in Srinagar, he said 90 per cent of the total lane network of 2,111.88 kms in the city is motorable.
“SMC GIS team has calculated the total km-length of lane/by-lane network in Srinagar and how much is motorable and how much non-motorable. The total Lane Network in Srinagar is 2,111.88 kms,” he said.
“Of this, 1773.34895 kms is motorable while 338.54995 kms is non motorable,” he added.


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Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
RNI No.: JKENG/2010/33802
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