The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has launched a drive to clear city drains from garbage and solid waste to avoid urban flooding before the coming monsoon season.
In this regard, the LWMC deployed an additional workforce and staff near the PIA Housing Society road to clear the drain.
During the special cleanliness operation, LWMC lifted more than eight tonnes of waste with the help of 20 sanitary workers, mini dumpers and compactors.
To sensitize the citizens regarding proper disposal of waste, LWMC also carried out an awareness drive followed by the distribution of awareness material at 120 shops.
The LWMC enforcement team issued more than 100 notices over illegal dumping.
The LWMC CEO said the department is alert to provide exceptional cleanliness to the citizens of Lahore.
He added that all the drains of Lahore will be cleared in collaboration with WASA.
He appealed to the people to cooperate with the LWMC staff and instead of littering and throwing waste in streets, culverts, canals and open plots, waste bins should be used.
In case of a waste-related complaint, citizens can dial LWMC helpline 1139 or can use the mobile-based application Clean Lahore.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2021.