VIJAYAWADA: A three-member team from Quality Council of India (QCI) completed its survey in the city on Thursday, as part of assessment for the Swachh Survekshan-2017 rankings. The team inspected the progress of various development works taken up by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC), under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
According to the VMC officials, the Swachh Survekshan survey would decide the rank of the city on the basis of data provided by the corporation, data collected through direct observations, independent assessment and citizen feedback. Accordingly, two QCI teams led by senior assessor Seetharami Reddy and Bharath Teja launched the survey in the city on Tuesday.
In their three-day visit to the city, the QCI teams visited as many as 45 points in the city and examined sanitation, which includes availability of dust bins, litter bins, waste collection, sweeping and transportation of waste and door-to-door garbage collection. They inspected toilets, community toilets, public toilets, individual toilets, municipal solid waste processing and disposal, agriculture and vegetable markets.
When contacted, VMC Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. M Gopi Naik said that the teams visited Mahatma Gandhi Road, Eluru Road, Patamata Pantakaluva Road, Darsipet, Autonagar bus terminal, hilly slopes in Moghalrajpuram and other areas.
The team members also visited commercial areas, residential areas and slums to gather data. They took citizens’ feedback on cleanliness. As per information, the teams got instructions directly from Delhi-based office. They were informed locations by the central office. The QCI officials, after inspection, sent photos and videos of the locations from the site to Delhi through geo-tagging.
Later, the QCI officials also met Municipal Commissioner G Veerapandian at his chamber on Thursday and disclosed the details regarding the survey.