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City management keeps Islamabad neat and clean

By Our Correspondent
June 20, 2024
CDA Chairman and Chief Commissioner Islamabad Chaudhry Muhammad Ali Randhawa chairs a meeting on May 6, 2024. — Facebook/Capital Development Authority - CDA, Islamabad
CDA Chairman and Chief Commissioner Islamabad Chaudhry Muhammad Ali Randhawa chairs a meeting on May 6, 2024. — Facebook/Capital Development Authority - CDA, Islamabad 

Islamabad:In line with the direction of Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi, the CDA Chairman and Chief Commissioner Islamabad made comprehensive arrangements for collection and disposal of remains and offal of sacrificial animals in Islamabad Eidul Azha this year. Special arrangements were made and the Zero Waste Islamabad operation was successfully completed by timely collecting and disposing of remains and offal of more than 150,000 sacrificial animal.

Total waste collected during the three days was about twenty six (2600) hundred tons. In this context, more than 103 deep ditches were dug at 56 different places, where the remains of sacrificial animals were disposed of scientifically. In this operation, CDA, ICT, Islamabad Police and all departments worked together and maintained the title of Islamabad as a clean city. In order to achieve desired results the city was divided into five (05) zones.Sector F-5, F-6, Blue Area were included in Zone One and Saidpur in Zone One, Faisal Masjid, E-7, F-7, F-7 G-8 in Zone Two. Zone 3 was comprised F-10, F-11, Golra Sharif, G-9, G-10, G-11 etc.Sector H-8, H-9, H-10, H-11, I-8, I-9, I-10, etc., in zone four while Highway, Model Village Hamak, Shahzad Town, Rawal Town, Margalla Town, etc were included in zone five. Apart from this, the rural areas of Islamabad including Bari Imam, Bani Gala, Sohan, Khanna, Karal, Tarlai, Alipur, Lahtrar Road, Bhara Kaho, Jhangi Sayedan, Tarnool, Sangjani, Sarai Kharboza, Shahullah Ditta etc were cleaned and all facilities were provided. Each zone was supervised by Chief Sanitary Inspectors while Sanitary Inspectors and Supervisors were deputed in sectors.

In this regard, the leaves of CDA Sanitation Directorate staff were canceled during Eid and all the staff performed duty on emergency basis to keep the city clean. In this special operation, more than two thousand (2500) sanitary staff, supervisory staff and officers performed their duties. While more than two hundred vehicles such as tractor trolleys, compactors, trucks, dumpers, shovels and dozers etc. For the first time, Eco-friendly biodegradable bags were introduced for the first time in the history of Islamabad. Biodegradable bags were distributed free of cost among the citizens all over Islamabad including rural areas so that the citizens could safely hand over the wastes of the sacrificial animals to the cleaning staff.

Biodegradable bags naturally decompose in the soil and do not have any adverse effects on the environment. All operations were monitored from a central control room established in Safe City. For the convenience of the citizens, two emergency cells were also established at the Sanitation's office G-6/1-4 and Fire Headquarter G-7/4 to address complaints of residents swiftly.

On the instructions of Chairman CDA and Chief Commissioner Islamabad Muhammad Ali Randhawa, all the facilities including food and cold drinking water were provided to the staff in the field to continue the cleaning operation without interruption, a spokesman for CDA said on Wednesday.

After the Zero Waste City operation was completed, on the instructions of the Chairman CDA and chief commissioner Islamabad, the process of washing the traces of blood and other substances from various markets and across the city has been started.

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi congratulated chairman CDA and chief commissioner Islamabad Muhammad Ali Randhawa and his entire team and said that the officers and staff of CDA, ICT, Islamabad Police and Safe City performed their duties diligently and made the Islamabad Zero Waste City operation a success.