Shimla MC to work on "dual effect" idea

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Shimla, Jan 13 (UNI) Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) has coined a strategy to save its scenic beauty practicing the novel 'dual effect' idea.

The Municipal Corporation here is mulling over the proposal of bringing up parking lots on land pockets that are piled up with rubble.

Keeping in view the increasing threat to ecology of the town due to indiscriminate dumping of rubble on hill slopes, resulting in drying up of trees here, SMC has taken a decision to identify maximum number of dumping sites and afterwards convert these into parking locations.

Mayor Narender Kataria has asked all the twenty -five councillors of Shimla MC to make efforts to identify lands in their respective wards that can be developed as a dumping site for debris and converted into into parking lots.

''We are endeavouring to find more and more land in all the wards that can be developed as dumping sites and later when these dumping sites are completely packed with rubble we can develop these sites as parking lots,'' Mr Kataria said here today.

The forest department had already given approval to four dumping sites that include those at Snowdon, Vijay Nagar, Anadale and Auckland.

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