News : BMC Helpline to Improve Sanitation in Capital
Bhubaneswar, Odisha India Oct 1, 2014 -- The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will launch a toll-free helpline number from October 2 to help citizens avail sanitation services.
BMC commissioner Krishan Kumar told the media here on Tuesday that the facility would help people get services within 24 hours of lodging complaints. "Complaints will be recorded by dedicated employees. These will be forwarded to sanitary inspectors of respective wards for quick delivery of services," said the commissioner.
The move is part of Centre's Swachh Bharat drive. For the city, the BMC has named the drive Swachh Bhubaneswar. A BMC officer said an awareness drive about Swachh Bhubaneswar will be started with the help of NGOs and stakeholders.
"People can call the helpline and lodge complaints regarding dumping of garbage, bad condition of drainage in their localities, mosquito breeding and waterlogging," said BMC's slum improvement officer Binay Kumar Dash.
"We are planning to open an account in the name of Swachh Bhubaneswar Abhiyan in a social networking site to facilitate people post suggestions for improving the drive," Dash added.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation:
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation or BMC is the local urban governing body of the city of Bhubaneswar in the Indian state of Odisha. The municipal corporation consists of democratically elected members, is headed by a mayor and administers the city's infrastructure and public services. This civic administrative body administers an area of 135 km sq.
Published: Thursday, October 2, 2014