For Durga Puja, RMC launches a cleaning campaign.

Ranchi Municipal Corporation began cleaning the neighbourhoods of the city's most prominent Durga puja pandals on Thursday . Sanitation workers will be required to clean the 500-feet periphery of every puja pandal in the town .

Ranchi, India: The Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) began cleaning the neighbourhoods of the city's most prominent Durga puja pandals on Thursday.In the coming days, the special cleaning program will intensify and become a 24-hour operation, without impacting the state capital's daily door-to-door waste collection and disposal system.Sanitation workers were pressured into action on Main Road, Upper Bazar, Ratu Road, Harmu, and other localities where some of the city's most important pujas are held every year.Sanitation staff will be required to clean the 500-feet periphery of every puja pandal in the town.

According to RMC's city manager Mrityunjay Kumar, supervisors have been urged to add additional human resources for the task.Each year, the Ranchi urban circle hosts 158 Durga pujas.With the fear of subsiding Covid-19 and no imminent guidelines from the state disaster management authority, RMC officials said these pandals are likely to attract a lot of attention after two years.The RMC has also instructed the power department to prune branches of trees that could result in electrocution during immersion processes, in addition to scrubbing the neighborhoods.

In total, 288 garbage collection vans will be installed to collect garbage from the pandals and take them to the nearest garbage collection centers.Day and night, garbage vans will run up and down Kutchery Chowk and Rajendra Chowk between Kutchery Chowk and Rajendra Chowk.For removing trash, eight volunteers will be stationed at each puja pandal.During the pujas, there will also be a special cleaning sweep of the roads between 3 a.m. and 6 p.m.