Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, flagged off four Garbage Compactors for the Shimla Municipal Corporation at Chaura Maidan today. These Garbage Compactors have been acquired under the Shimla Smart City Limited project with a total investment of Rs 1.40 Crores.
Each of these Compactors have a capacity of 14 Cubic Meters, enabling them to transport a substantial 11-12 tonnes of waste to the waste processing plant at Bhariyal, outskirts of Shimla town, in just one trip. This efficient operation not only enhances waste management but also significantly reduces transportation costs, the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister underscored the profound importance of cleanliness, echoing the sentiments of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. He said that the present government is unwaveringly working to realise Bapu's vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future for Shimla and its citizens.
He said that MC Shimla equipped with these Garbage Compactors makes a step forward in Shimla's journey towards improved waste management. As the city strives for a cleaner and greener future, these Compactors are poised to play a pivotal role in achieving that vision, besides realizing Shimla's goal of a cleaner and more environment-friendly future, he said.
The Chief Minister said that Shimla is the primary tourist destination in the state. He said that the present state government is actively working to attract more tourists and prioritize the improvement of essential infrastructure to enhance their experience. The focus is on bolstering hygiene and enhancing various amenities for tourists, he said.
Education Minister Rohit Thakur, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sanjay Awasthy, MLA Harish Janartha, Mayor Surinder Chauhan, Deputy Mayor Uma Kaushal, OSD to CM Ritesh Kaprate, Vice Chairman Himachal Pradesh Forest Development Corporation Kehar Singh Khachi, State Congress Seva Dal Chief Anurag Sharma, Congress Leader Devendra Bushehri, Director Information and Public Relations Rajiv Kumar, SP Sanjeev Gandhi, Commissioner MC Bhupender Kumar Attri and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.