New Delhi: The month-long sanitation drive conducted by the civic body Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), which ended on Sunday, has failed to bring any visible change. Be it residential colonies or commercial centers, heaps of garbage could be seen all across the city.

Rajni Abbi after taking over as the 25th Mayor of the national capital had carried out surprise inspection in different zones and announced the month-long sanitation and cleanliness drive on May 18.

However, the campaign failed to yield results and heaps of garbage could be found even in Rabbi’s own ward – Mukherjee Nagar in North West Delhi.

Interestingly, the Mayor had announced allotment of an additional fund worth Rs 10 lakhs to all the 272 councilors for the sanitation campaign, the funds remained unused because of the procedural aspects involved.

Jagran team also came across heaps of garbage in Karol Bagh – the constituency of Yogender Chandolia, Chairman of Standing Committee, MCD. The situation is so grim that even the ruling party’s councilors are unhappy with the outcome of campaign.

Flaying the campaign, Congress councilor Jai Kishen Sharma said, “Capital faces the problem of water-logging every year, but no policy has been formed till now to tackle the problem.”

Normally, fund management and other planning are carried out before such campaign, but in this case the councilors were informed about the additional funds through a formal letter, a week before the campaign was slated to end.

 

(JPN/Bureau)