Marchers leave behind 30 tonnes of garbage

ISLAMABAD: The capital’s civic agency sprung into action on Wednesday and carried out a sanitation operation on the Kashmir Highway and Aabpara Chowk, collecting 30 tonnes of garbage from these roads and the adjoining areas where the long marchers held their sit-ins before shifting to the current venue of Constitution Avenue.The CDA’s Sanitation Directorate, Directorate of Health Services, and the Environment Wing carried out a joint operation at the Kashmir Highway, Aabpara Chowk, and the adjoining areas and completed sanitation, cleanliness, and other work. During the operation, the CDA workers collected thirty tones of garbage from the Kashmir Highway, Aabpara Chowk, Aabpara Market, Khyabaan-e-Soharwardi, Municipal Road, and other adjoining areas. 200 sanitary workers of the CDA participated in the cleansing programme and heavy machinery including tractor trollies and skip lifters were also used to collect and dispose off the garbage from the said areas. Special teams constituted by the Health Services Directorate carried out fogging and spray according to the hygienic health standards.Moreover, the sanitation staff had been deputed at the Constitution Avenue to ensure daily collection of the garbage from the avenue. Moreover, the CDA ambulances and staff of the Emergency and Disaster Management have also been deputed on the Constitution Avenue to tackle any untoward incident. It is pertinent to mention here that the Sanitation Directorate of the CDA made special arrangements and worked day and night to keep the Aabpara Chowk, Kashmir Highway, and other adjoining areas clean, despite all difficulties and ensured the cleanliness of the said area.

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