Pimpri : deccan express – A ploggathon was jointly organised by the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and the Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissionerate to clean the service road from Muktai Chowk to Wakad highway on Saturday.
Around 12-tonne solid waste was collected, claimed the PCMC. The drive started from the Muktai Chowk Bus Stop in the presence of Pimpri Chinchwad Brand Ambassador actor Prajakta Mali, Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil, Commissioner of Police Krishna Prakash, ward B president Suresh Bhoir, corporator Pradnya Khanolkar, Additional Municipal Commissioner Vikas Dhakane, DCP Manchak Ippar, Joint City Engineer Shrikant Savane, and Brand Ambassador Uttam Gangawane.
Prajakta Mali appreciated the participation of a number of police officers and personnel. Civic Chief Rajesh Patil appealed to citizens to support the civic body in its efforts to make the city number one in the National Swach Sarvekshan. He said though the highway that passes through the city is the responsibility of the NHAI, it needs to be cleaned as it is the entrance to the city. Hence, the civic body, the police, and the NHAI should come together and keep it clean. Therefore, its cleaning has been organised today.
Suresh Bhoir welcomed the participants. Cloth bags were distributed by the Women Development Corporation to promote the plastic ban. Ramhari Sathe led the oath-taking ‘Mazi Vasundhara’.
Deputy Municipal Commissioner Sandeep Khot, ACP Nandkishor Bhosale Patil, Ward Officer Abhijit Harale, Umakant Gaikwad, Deputy Engineer Rajendra Ingale, Kashid, Women Development Corporation’s Archana Kshirsagar, the Assistant Health Officer, the Chief Health Inspector, HDFC Bank representative, NHAI’s Ashok Varvattikar, Shirish Ringe, representatives of All India Institute of Local Self Government and Palladium, along with 150 police personnel, 325 civic workers, and 45 NHAI employees participated in the cleanliness drive.
Nine vehicles, three excavators, and three dumpers were made available to lift the collected garbage. Around 12-tonne solid waste was collected, claimed the civic administration.
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