Mayor Harinath inaugurates 37 AWM Vehicles to fecilitate waste management
Mangaluru: 37 new vehicles of the Antony Waste Management were inaugurated by Harinath, the mayor of Mangaluru in front of MCC premises here on September 2.
Mayor Harinath inaugurated the vehicles by cutting the ribbon along with other dignitaries.
Addressing the gathering the Mayor said that Antony Waste Management is disposing of the waste in a very good manner. The citizens of Mangalore should also co-operate with the MCC to dispose of wet and dry waste in the coming days. Today we have inaugurated 37 new vehicles, including 7 compactors. Earlier the vehicles which were operating to collect the waste from the city were not regular in collecting waste in places not accessible to their vehicles. But now the new vehicles like the Bolero will reach every house to collect the waste.
Harinath further said that the waste will be divided into wet and the dry waste. The wet waste will be collected every day and the dry waste will be collected once a week. A circular will be published in this regard so that the citizens of Mangaluru will separate the dry and wet waste for easy collection by Antony Waste management. Earlier we had spent 50% of the funds for the waste management but this time, we have spent 100% to improve the waste handling system, he added.
MLA Bava speaking on the occasion said, “In handling the waste, the Mangalore city corporation is working systematically. From the past one year, Antony Waste management is handling the waste disposal very systematically. MCC has taken special care in disposing of the waste, earlier there were problems disposing of the waste and we were receiving complaints. Today we have inaugurated 37 vehicles to facilitate waste management and disposal. Hereafter vehicles will reach every house to collect waste”. He urged citizens to co-operate by separating wet and dry waste and help the MCC to keep the city clean.
Deputy Mayor Sumitra Kariya, former Mayor Sashidhar Hegde and Chairperson of health committee Kavitha Sanil also spoke on the occasion.
Environment Engineer Madhu compered the programme and delivered the vote of thanks. CEO of Antony Waste Management Tarjinder Singh, Corporators Premanth, Roopa D Bangera, Appi, Sabitha Misquith, Lancelot Pinto, Naveen D’Souza and others were also present.