System will start functioning within 10 to 15 days; 200 vehicles will lift the garbage on daily basis from Hyderabad, Jamshoro and Tando Allahyar on daily basis
200 acre land earmarked for landfill site beyond Jamshoro Toll Plaza – Commissioner Hyderabad
Hyderabad: The Solid Waste Management system in Hyderabad, Jamshoro and Tando Allahyar will start working within ten to fifteen days.
“In the first phase 200 vehicles will lift garbage from the cities of Hyderabad, Jamshoro and Tando Allahyar,” Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbas Baloch said presiding over a meeting with the concerned officers regarding Solid Waste Management at his office on Tuesday.
Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad Fuad Ghaffar Soomro, Deputy Commissioner Tando Allahyar Abdul Rasheed Zardari, Deputy Director Planning and Development Sanaullah Rind, Deputy Director National Highways Authority Irfan Ahmed, General Manager Operations Deokjae, Col.(R) Ahmed Raza Khan and officers of other concerned departments attended the meeting.
Commissioner said that 200 vehicles of Solid Waste Management will lift the garbage from cities on a daily basis and if anyone has complaint about it can contact the government.
He directed Deputy Director of the National Highway Authority and General Manager Operation Deokjae to ensure that solid waste management vehicles are not stopped at the toll plaza and tax money is not charged from them. “A letter is also being sent to the concerned authorities in this regard from the office of Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad,” he told.
Commissioner said that to dispose of garbage, 200 acre land has been allotted ahead of Toll Plaza Jamshoro and vehicles will pass through Jamshoro Toll Plaza daily therefore they should be exempted from toll tax.
He informed that planning is being done for disposal of garbage on permanent basis for which land will be identified at Ganjo Takkar site or some other place and then city waste will be dumped there.
He asked Solid Waste Management officials to start working on pattern of Karachi without delay and if they face any difficulty in their work, they should contact DC Hyderabad.
Farhan Lodhi of Solid Waste Management while briefing the Divisional Commissioner said that in the first phase, the city’s streets and roads will be divided into four sections to determine the appropriate vehicles accordingly. (PR)