Mysore, May 16 (LH&KMC)- Efforts are on by Mysore City Corporation (MCC) to make Mysore the cleanest city in the country, taking it to the top position from the second place, as adjudged by the Central Urban Development Department recently.

After getting appreciated for the solid waste management system installed in the city, plans are on the anvil by the MCC to make the city debris-free as well, for which a debris-removal and disposal operation will be launched soon. For this, the MCC has sought the assistance of Mysore City and Rural Lorry Owners' Association at a meeting held at MCC on Thursday, chaired by Mayor Sandesh Swamy.

Sandesh Swamy said that debris were found to be piled on the vacant sites along Lalitha Mahal Road, Nanjangud Road, Ring Road and other places, marring the beauty of city. He suggested that debris be removed through ward-wise operations in a phased manner and in two months' time make the city debris-free.

The Mayor also cautioned against discarding building construction wastes on the roads, in drains and other public places and said that a fine of Rs. 10,000 will be imposed upon those found guilty, along with booking criminal case against them.

"Henceforth, debris will have to be dumped near the vacant land adjacent to the Devaraja Truck Terminal on Nanjangud Road," he said and added that notices will be painted onto the lorries to spread awareness among the lorry owners and drivers.

Mysore City Local Lorry Owners' Association President B. Kodandaramu, extending his support for the Mayor's proposal, suggested that instead of dumping the debris at a single spot, four different spots be identified at four corners of the city for dumping them.

Control Room for debris disposal

Here's good news for those planning to construct houses in the city but are fretting about debris disposal — the service will be just a telephone call away, and that too free of cost! A Control Room exclusively dealing with debris disposal will be set up in the MCC premises shortly, said MCC Commissioner K.S. Raikar.

The MCC, as part of its ambitious plan to make Mysore a debris-free city, will be taking upon itself the responsibility of disposing the debris, for which it collects additional fees from those seeking MCC's permission to construct houses. MCC will be obtaining six tipper trucks for this purpose, apart from leasing private carriers. The contractors obtaining contract for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in the city from July 2010 onwards will also be handed over the responsibility of debris disposal.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore