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AAP govt not clearing concrete waste as promised,alleges MCDs

New Delhi: The three MCDs participating in the Swachch Delhi Abhiyan along with AAP Government to clean up the national capital in a special drive starting from November 22, have complained that the state government is not fulfilling its promise to pick up debris.

The Mayors of BJP ruled South, North and East Muncipal Corporations claimed that the Delhi Government has sent all the complaints regarding dumped garbage and debris of construction material in different areas to them without sorting out and forwarding complaints of dumps of debris to the PWD as it had promised.

The three municipal corporations will kick start the campaign from November 22, which will be inaugurated by Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. The drive will go on until November 30.

A special mobile application called Swachch Delhi Abhiyan app was launched on November 16, in presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Mayors of three corporations – Ravinder Gupta (North Delhi), Harshdeep Malhotra (East Delhi), Subhash Arya (South Delhi).

Over 2500 complaints of garbage and debris have been received on the App and all the complaints have been sent to the municipal corporations, claimed the Mayors.

North Delhi Mayor Ravinder Gupta said “We received 1000 complaints forwarded by Delhi Government but the complaints of debris have also been sent to us while it was decided that PWD will act on such complaints.”

“I have talked to the Deputy CM but there is no clarity whether PWD will do its part. Also, the issue of complaints from unauthorised colonies is not certain,” he said.

East Delhi Mayor Harshdeep Malhotra said that over 1,000 complaints were received by EDMC through the app. The complaints were “mixed” although it was decided that the PWD will pick up debris on the complaints.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation has so far received 549 complaints of garbage and debris, said South Delhi Mayor Subhash Arya.

“Let the campaign start first. We will speak later about what everyone did to clean the city garbage and debris free,” he added.