LWMC finalises Eid cleanliness plan

Staff members have been assigned duties round the clock

Our Correspondent April 28, 2022
A file photo of LWMC garbage truck. PHOTO: Express


Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has prepared a special cleanliness plan for Eidul Fitr.

The company management, under the direction of CEO Rafia Haider, has issued its Eid cleanliness plan consisting of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) before Eid arrangements, Chand Raat and three days of Eid.

To ensure the clean condition and arrangements in the city during the Eid holidays all officials and staff will perform their duties in three shifts.

Manual sweeping and washing around all markets, mosques and graveyards will be done before Eid. “Zero Waste operation will be conducted on Chand Raat and all the containers will be cleared.

LWMC staff will render its services in all big and small markets in three shifts on the last day of Ramzan ie 6 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 10 pm and 10 pm to 6 am (Eid morning).

Midnight operations will continue till Eid prayers and special arrangements have been made to sweep, sprinkle and lime in the surroundings of mosques and Eid Gahs all over the city.

After cleaning, confirmation certifications will be received from Imams and respective administrations.

Each masjid and Eid Gah will be provided with two sanitary workers to ensure cleanliness, graveyards of the city will be provided special services and surroundings will be kept waste-free on all three days.

The Eid operation also included frequent checking of containers and ensures lifting of these as per requirement. As a value addition to services, the LWMC communication team will conduct various cleanliness awareness activities in all major markets and parks during these four days sensitizing people to maintain waste-free surroundings even during busy hours.

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Special messages through prayer leaders will also be given to people about the importance of cleanliness in religion and its positive impacts on day to day life as well as the environment.

Further, all LWMC offices shall remain open on Eid Days for public service. Mini dumpers, Dumper, Trolleys, and Chain Arm Roll along with other machinery will also remain active in the field to give the city exemplary sanitation services on this holy occasion.

The LWMC’s helpline 1139 and Clean Lahore Mobile Application will stay alert with all resources to address waste-related complaints during these four days.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2022.


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