Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) will organise a massive cleanliness drive in Old Town area (Ekamra Kshetra) on Sunday.
The sanitation exercise under ‘Mu Safaiwala’ will be held from 7 am to 10 am. More than 500 locals including staff of BMC, BDA and BSCL, NGOs, school and college students, safai karmacharis will be engaged in the programme. Besides, renowned personalities from the Old Town area, including noted writer Anant Mohapatra and writer-historian Anil Dhir will also join the event to encourage and motivate people participating in the exercise. The city administration has urged people to join the campaign to make the initiative successful.
The drive covers various areas such as the 2.5 km Rath Road from Lingaraj Temple to Mausima Square, Bindu Sagar, Giani Zail Singh Road, among others.
“The initiative will not only help in cleaning up one area of the city but also create awareness among the citizens to keep their environment and surroundings clean,” BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said. “Through the event, we are planning to spread awareness about the plastic ban, segregation of waste and sanitation to beautify the city and boost its image globally,” he added.