3623 tons garbage removed under RCB’s cleanliness week

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB), Sanitation Department Staff have removed over 3623 tons garbage under its cleanliness week which concluded on Oct 1.

According to RCB spokesman Qaiser Mahmood, during the drive started on Sept 25, the workers removed garbage from residential and commercial areas falling in its jurisdiction. Parks and graveyards were also cleaned, he added.

An awareness campaign regarding cleanliness was launched and the residents were urged to play their role to keep Cantt areas clean. Pamphlets were also distributed among traders, motorists and residents. A walk was also organized at Saddar to create awareness among the residents for maintaining cleanliness.

He informed that routes of Muharram processions and adjacent areas of Imambargahs were especially focused.

The spokesman said, all out efforts were being made to create awareness among the residents about cleanliness, so that they could play their role in this regard.

He said the cleanliness week would now be observed after every three months to ensure that Cantt to remain clean.

He called upon the residents to extend full cooperation to the civic body and put garbage in dustbins placed in various areas.

The residents have appreciated the efforts of the Cantonment Board for making cantt areas clean.