RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) Sanitation Department staff has removed over 2,397 tonnes of garbage under its special two-week long cleanliness campaign which will continue till November 6.
According to RCB spokesman Qaiser Mahmood, during the drive started on October 23, the workers removed garbage from residential and commercial areas falling in its jurisdiction. Parks and graveyards were also being 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 organized from Romi Park to MH chowk to create awareness among the residents for maintaining cleanliness.
He informed that RCB President Brig Shazad Tanveer, CEO Sibtain Raza and Additional CEO Faisal Munir visited different areas and inspected the progress of the cleanliness campaign.
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 called upon the residents to extend full cooperation to the civic body and put garbage in dustbins placed in various areas.
Talking to APP Qaiser Mehmood said unattended areas are being focused under the campaign while in view of the remarkable achievements during the previous four campaigns the management of RCB decided to continue such campaigns in future.
He pointed out that in the last campaign over 3,000 ton garbage was lifted and disposed while in the recent campaign RCB was targeting to double the figure for which efforts were being made.
The residents have also appreciated efforts of the Cantonment Board for making cantt areas clean and green.