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RWMC finalises cleanliness plan for Eidul Azha

July 17, 2021

Rawalpindi : Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) finalised cleanliness plan for Eidul Azha on the directions of Government of Punjab, says a press release.

Briefing the meeting chaired by Chairman RWMC Colonel (r) Ajmal Sabir Raja, Senior Manager Operations Muhammad Hasnain said that 3,539 sanitary workers will be on duty from one day before Eid to the third day of the Eid, as leaves of all workers are cancelled. As many 3,225 in Rawalpindi and Murree, whereas 314 workers will be deployed in Taxila, Kahuta, Kalar Syedan and Gujar Khan.

The Eid plan will collectively use 413 vehicles out of which 348 in Murree and Rawalpindi and 65 in other tehsils to lift waste of sacrificial animals. There will be 16 permanent and 37 mobile stations installed in the city and tehsils. Only Rawalpindi city will have 12 permanent and 26 mobile transfer stations at various points where loaders and dumpers will also be present.

Similarly, Gujar Khan, Taxila, Kalar Syedan and Kahuta will have one permanent and 10 temporary transfer stations whereas Murree will have one transfer station.

Banners will be displayed over these stations for the awareness of general public. Containers will be placed at mobile transfer stations along with compactor, tractor loaders, mini dumpers and tractor trolleys. Four workers with hand carts will be present at each 22 of the big slaughter place (Qurban Gah). Waste bags will be given to dispose of animal waste. Eight complaint and awareness camps will be installed in the city for three days of Eid, where citizens will be given bio degradable waste bags, complaint numbers and leaflets along with registration of complaints.

Moreover, awareness campaigns will be conducted at mosques, ‘Eidgah’, slaughter-places, streets and markets to distribute waste bags and complaint numbers. Lime spreading will be done throughout Eid days whereas complaint cells and helpline numbers 0315-1039984, 0316-4801737, 051-9291108 will be active and monitored 24 hours. The entire city will be cleaned one day before Eid as all the concerned staff and machinery will start to work from sharp 8pm. Workers with hand carts will be deployed at slaughter-places on Eid day. Animal waste will be transferred to transfer stations through different vehicles and all the transfer stations will be washed after Eid along with use of lime and phenyl. More than 9,000 tons of animal offal is expected this Eid but could be less due to the viral epidemic.