The South zone police took an initiative to clean the roads and surrounding areas of Charminar and Mecca Mosque in view of the upcoming festivals Jumat-ul-vida and Eid-ul-fithar following the strike by GHMC sanitation workers from a week.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) V. Satyanarayana participated in the programme along with residents of old city and cleaned the surroundings around Charminar.
Officials deployed about 500 police personnel from constables to DCPs at the main corridor of the old city from Madina to Shah-ali-banda. The corridor plays a crucial role during Jumat-ul-vida (last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan) followed by Eid-ul-fithar.
On both days, police would block the road for the convenience of performing prayers from Afzalgunj Bridge to Shah-Ali-Banda new road junction, and the corridor would be packed up with the namaz performers.
During the second week of Ramadan, roads from Madina to Charminar on the corridor became busy round the clock as shopping increased in the view of festival in day times and at Raat Bazaar. As business geared up in Raat Bazar, quantity of garbage increased and due to the strike of GHMC workers, the garbage piled up.
As the festival is so near, the south zone police on Sunday have taken up the cleaning programme under Swachh Hyderabad. “We have deployed 500 police from Madina to Mecca for sweeping. Apart from that, we have sent our personnel to clean up surrounding areas of Mir-Alam-Tank, other localities nearby mosques in the south zone. Every police staff under the zone has participated in Swachh Hyderabad in their respective limits,” South Zone DCP V Satyanarayana told reporters.
Mild tension provoked after the GHMC workers tried to obstruct the police from carrying out the programme.