GUWAHATI, Oct 24 � The Guwahati Municipal Corporation today undertook a city-wide cleanliness drive to remove all remains of fire-works and other wastes and garbage which had accumulated on roads and in drains after the Diwali celebrations last evening.
The entire GMC staff participated in the exercise, which was coordinated by one NGO in each of the 31 wards of the corporation. Members of the public also came out to extend a hand in the drive.
During the drive, a huge quantity of garbage was collected, including 12 trucks worth of garbage only from the Fancy Bazar locality.
The district administration also deployed six NGOs for the task. The drive will continue on November 25 and November 26 as well.
Meanwhile, as part of its effort to promote cleanliness in the city, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) will undertake a drive at the Nilachal Hills here on November 2.
The drive will cover the famed Kamakhya Temple, which is located in the Nilachal Hills.
It is intended to promote civic responsibility among citizens and also to give a face-lift to the place which is among the major tourist attractions in the city.
GMC has also decided to rope in civil society groups and NGOs for the drive, which comes after similar undertakings in some other parts of the city.
Earlier this week, GMC has conducted a similar exercise between Bharalumukh and Sukreswar Ghat which was attended by councillors and senior officials, besides members of the public and NGOs.
The administration had already launched a drive to clean up all government offices in the city by end of this month.