GUWAHATI, March 30 - Due to continuous demands from the city residents, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has decided to cover the bylanes of the city under its sanitisation programme which has been under way since March 24.
In a notification issued here today, GMC said, �During this period, the Corporation has received huge demand from public for sanitising their areas. GMC will try to meet up the request and cover maximum possible area within its jurisdiction.�
A source in the GMC said that due to the limited manpower and machinery it is difficult to cover all the areas at one go. �Earlier, there was no plan to cover bylanes of the city. After receiving the requests, it has been decided to cover them in a phased manner. However, GMC is giving more importance to the arterial roads of the city,� the source added.
GMC, in collaboration with the State Fire and Emergency Services, started the second phase of sanitisation on Monday after completed its first phase on Sunday. The second phase aims to cover maximum areas of the city including main roads, shops, public parks, bins, public toilets, markets, supermarkets, hospitals and schools among other places.
Hatigaon road, Hengrabari road, MLA hostel area, Debadaru Path, VIP road, Beltola Bazar road and Sijubari Dargah road upto Notboma were covered today. The sanitising teams also covered several market places and premises during the drive.