Srinagar Mayor unfurls tricolour,takes salute at SMC hqrs

Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation on Tuesday celebrated Republic day here at Municipal Central Office Karan nagar . Mayor Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu who presided over the function on the occasion of Republic day unfurled the unfurled the tri-colour .
Mattu while extending heartiest congratulations to every citizen on the eve of Republic day said that last year was quiet challenging and difficult phase of every body’s life as people all over the world were jostling with Covid 19 pandemic.He said that our municipal workers did a commendable job by strictly following and implementing the SOP’s issued by Government to tackle Covid 19 pandemic. Besides fighting with pandemic by installing 23 sanitisation/ decontamination tunnels with the use of appropriate disinfectant in hospitals, courts and other vital locations, SMC continuosly conducted sanitisation at Airport, Health Institutions, Banks, Mandis, Court Complexes , Hotels, and all public places and from the areas where positive cases were reported with a special contingent at the spots.
Latest machinery chemicals and other relevant material were purchased and procured to combat Covid 19, besides 153 mts of waste was collected from various designated Quarantine centres wef 1-05-2020 further said Mayor.He said apart from that our sanitary workers also performed their legitimate duties well by keeping city neat and clean and as a city Mayor, i appreciate the entire Municipal employees who are all always in a state of readiness to come on fore front be it Devastating 2014 floods or Covid 19 pandemic when entire world was under lockdown but our sanitary workers, health workers were out on roads to ease out the difficulties of the citzens.
Mattu on the occassion while reflecting various achievements , developmemtal works, imperative projects àlso stressed that SMC has declared all 74 wards as ODF( Open Defecation Free)as per the survey conducted and certified by Quality Council of India.
Whlie appreciating the improvement in sanitation Mayor said that it is quiet heartening to see that Srinagar city has been ranked 36th cleanest city across India under Swachh Survekshan survey 2020 where in 4242 cities participated. Mayor while throwing light on certain projects and centrally sponsored schemes said that 17 projects under AMRUT have been completed out of 30 and 560 seats against the target of 750 seats under Swachh Bharat Mission CT/ PT component has been completed.On the occassion Mayor felicitated various officials for for thier outstanding performances in Covid 19 pandemic and other exemplary official work. Various musical and cultural programs were organised on the occassion.

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