RWMC cancels sanitary workers’ holidays to ensure cleanliness during Muharram

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) cancelled the holidays of sanitary workers and deputed additional staff to ensure cleanliness during Ashura. According to RWMC spokesman, the company on the instructions of the Chief Minister, Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif had started its special cleanliness campaign in four tehsils of the district including Gujar Khan, Kahutta, Kallar Syeda, Taxila and district Murree to clear the areas for mourners till the end of Ashura processions. Under the special cleanliness program, all Imambargahas, procession routes and their vicinity were being cleaned besides the waste containers were also emptied, adding nullahs and drains adjacent to Imambargahas were also being cleared with excavators and heavy machinery keeping in view the Pakistan Meteorological Department heavy rainfalls forecast. The construction material or debris was also being removed from the routes of the procession and its adjacent areas while the relief camps would be set up at various places to carry out the cleanliness work regularly till the conclusion of Ashura's day processions. He said two control rooms would be set up at the Municipal Corporation and Deputy Commissioner offices that would look after the entire operation while large quantity of lime and spray would be carried out through the Muharram processions routes. He appealed to the residents and mourners to cooperate with the RWMC staff and not to throw waste and other materials in drains and the open.