THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The City Corporation on Tuesday carried out a comprehensive clean-up drive along the Kazhakoottam- Vizhinjam Bypass stretch and disposed of tonnes of accumulated waste including plastic, glass and slaughter waste.
Mayor V.K. Prasanth who led the cleaning drive said that strict action will be taken against violators dumping waste along the Bypass stretch.
He said that surveillance would be stepped up along the stretch especially at night.
He added that movable night vision cameras would be installed to catch violators dumping slaughter waste at night.
“We have identified the spots were dumping is more rampant. We will be installing cameras to book the violators,” the official said.
Due to the ongoing heatstroke alert, the cleaning drive kicked off early in the morning at around 6 am and the drive was wound up by 11 am. As many as 250 health workers from various health circles including Sreekanteswaram, Thiruvallam, Beach, Poonthura, Kazhakootam, Kadakampally and Vizhinjam took part in the cleaning drive.
“This time we didn’t encourage volunteer participation because of the heatstroke alert. So we mobilised workers from our health circles,” said the official.
Around one load of plastic waste was hauled out from the bypass stretch. 25 sacks of glass bottles, 16 sacks of plastic bottles were collected and segregated and moved to the Material Recovery Facility Centre.
The health standing committee chairman, Mr K Sreekumar, and other standing committee members took part in the drive....