VELLORE: In a bid to make Vellore city clean, the Corporation has allotted a fund of Rs 4 crore to buy equipment and vehicles to clear the garbage and transport it to the dump yard. Minister for Health, Dr VS Vijay inaugurated the first phase where some of the equipment and vehicles were brought in on Saturday.
Corporation Health Officer Priyamvatha said, “Vellore city produces about 150 tonnes of garbage everyday and the maximum portion comes from the market areas of Long Bazaar and the fish market. Plans are on to collect the garbage and transport it to the dump yard at Sadhuperi and recycle it under the Solid Waste Management Project.”
Meanwhile, there are complaints from the public regarding the mounting garbage at various points in the city as it affects traffic and pedestrians. It is also a health hazard, she said. In order to address these issues, the Corporation has allotted `4 crore.
In the first phase, two dumper placer lorries to transport garbage to the dump yard, two de-silting machines to clear blockage in the drains, 150 dustbins at various locations, wheel barrows and a few tricycles were bought for about `1 crore.
Vellore Mayor P Karthiyayini, Deputy Mayor Dharmalingam, Corporation Commissioner Seeni Ajmal Khan, Engineer Devakumar and other councillors were among those present on the occasion.