‘Safai’ Vehicles To Wait At Doorstep Of PwDs For Disposal Of Garbage

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to assist persons with disabilities (PwDs) for convenient disposal of garbage, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has decided that waste collection vehicles will be waiting at the houses of PwDs till they hand over their waste bags.

The BMC has already started pasting stickers in front of households having PwDs. This will be an indicator for waste collection (Safai) vehicles to halt at the doorsteps till waste is disposed of.

The idea was conceptualised during community level review, written on the ‘Sani Wall’. The inclusive sanitation drive was launched on Saturday at different locations of the three administrative zones in collaboration with the civil society organisation – Centre For Advocacy and Research (CFAR).

The drive started at Tapoban slum in Ward No 63 under South West Zone, Pandav Nagar in Ward No 57 under South East Zone, and Nirankari Nagar in Ward No 21 under North Zone. The senior officials of the respective zones were present on the occasion.

“The drive will cover 67 wards of the BMC to bring a positive change in waste collection initiative and encourage greater participation of communities. This is a first in the State, promoting community participation and inclusion in the waste disposal process,” the officials said.