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Posted at: Nov 10, 2018, 12:09 AM; last updated: Nov 10, 2018, 12:09 AM (IST)

Soon, CCTV cameras to check reckless disposal of garbage

Soon, CCTV cameras to check reckless disposal of garbage
Post-Diwali, waste has been dumped on the banks of a canal in Karnal. tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Parveen Arora

Tribune News Service

Karnal, November 9

The Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) is all set to install CCTV cameras in 20 different locations in the city.

This time, the intention is not to catch thieves, but to catch residents dumping garbage along the roads.

The process of installing cameras has started and the authorities claim that in a couple of days, all points would be equipped with cameras.

The authorities are hopeful that CCTV cameras at key spots would help the KMC monitor habitual offenders, who dump garbage on the roadside, and also to take stringent action against them.

Besides, it will also help in transforming Karnal city into a garbage-free city.

Karnal city had secured first place in Haryana and 41st rank in India out of more than 4,000 cities of the country in Swachh Survekshan-2018. It had secured 65th rank all over the country in Swachh Survekshan-2017, improving from 123rd rank in 2014.

Karnal had also achieved special award for being the cleanest city in North India under the category of population 2 to 10 lakh in 2017.

As per the authorities, the installation of CCTV cameras would stop people from dumping garbage in the open and would lead to developing the habit of handing over segregated garbage to the vehicles assigned for the work by the KMC.

They are hoping that it would also help in securing the top position in the country in Swachh Survekshan-2019.

“After conducting a survey, we identified around 20 sites where people dump garbage regularly, making the area unhygienic. We have decided to install CCTV cameras at these spots. This step will help in making the city clean,” said Rajiv Mehta, Commissioner, KMC.

“To promote segregation of garbage from the source, we have already started door-to-door collection of garbage. But despite this step, several people and private garbage collectors are dumping garbage along the roadside,” he added.

Residents must be sensitised about maintaining a clean neighbourhood. “We will also impose fine on the offenders dumping garbage along the road,” he added.

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