Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation readies team at airport, keeps response units on alert for Omicron Covid variant
Apart from screening and testing, BMC has decided to tighten enforcement on mandatory use of masks and social distancing in crowded places.
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Sanjay Kumar Singh had instructed to serve showcause notice to the the agencies for such unlawful practice.
This apart, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation officials said, steps are being taken to set up community toilets in each ward to improve the city’s sanitation.
The BMC has submitted its ward delimitation and seat reservation report to the Housing and Urban Development department as part of the preparations for the Urban Local Body polls next year.
Singh said that over 1,600 people are being vaccinated in the city daily and the number will be increased soon to cover all the eligible beneficiaries at the earliest.
The specially-trained volunteers called ‘Subidha Sakhis’, will help the urban poor in availing benefits of government’s welfare schemes, said BMC officials.
The BMC relaxed the cap on maximum gathering for marriage ceremonies, funerals and other social functions in the city to 250 from existing 50.
Meanwhile, Bhubaneswar reported 175 new cases of Covid-19 against 255 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
While the numbers are going down in the other parts of Odisha, Bhubaneswar continues to have a high daily infection count.
In Bhubaneswar, idols were immersed at the banks of Kuakhai. Two more ponds had also been set up near Tankapani road and the Daya river bank.
As per Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation statistics, the city reported 234 new cases on Tuesday compared to 159 on Monday.
After two years of planning, the BMC has finally started work on acquiring land for expansion of drainage network in Bhubaneswar.
The civic body said it will supply essential commodities to the residents of the complex and ensure their medical needs are taken care of.
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation's fresh order caps the maximum number of participants at social functions to 50.
It will submit a proposal to the government to either cover open drains or erect 10-ft-high nets on both sides in the Twin City.