Harsh Vardhan directs officials to ensure cleanliness in Old Delhi

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Vardhan steps up for 'Swachh Delhi'
New Delhi, Oct 6: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today inspected a stretch of the Old Delhi on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha and directed officials to ensure regular and proper cleanliness of the area along with daily collection of the garbage.

"Union Health Minister and Chandni Chowk MP Harsh Vardhan today inspected the area from from Turqman Gate to Hauz Qazi on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha (Bakrid). He was accompanied by Municipal Commissioner Praveen Kumar Gupta," the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) said in a statement.

Vardhan gave directions to the officials concerned to repair the community hall of the slum department at Fatak Teliyan. He directed the officials to ensure regular and proper cleanliness of the area along with daily collection of the garbage, it said.

Further, it was said that wherever needed, extra attention be paid to different development works in this area. They were accompanied by other senior officials of different departments.

The BJP-led NDMC as part of the Modi government's ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Mission' has taken up a sanitation drive on a long-term basis.

The civic body's employees on Gandhi Jayanti had also vowed to dedicate 100 hours in a year for keeping their surroundings, offices and colonies clean, neat and tidy.

PTI

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