Garbage strewn throughout a narrow lane in Walled City on Friday
JAIPUR: Monsoon has exploded at town, however tenders for cleaning the filthy lanes at Walled City are not yet been encouraged. There are more than 6,000 lanes from town which are washed annually prior to the monsoon, but this year that the job was delayed.
Vikas Kothari, a former councillor in Walled City, stated the filthy lanes will get a significant issue in monsoon.
“Normally at the month of April, tenders are encouraged, but this year that the job is postponed probably because of lockdown. A filthy lane is a distance between two homes in the cramped regions of Walled City. Garbage and water get collected in them and Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) invites tenders to wash these lanes. With the advent of monsoon, it is apparently a hopeless task to finish,” Kothari said. After TOI contacted JMC officials, they promised the tenders will shortly be encouraged. “It had been postponed due to this pandemic since JMC was over-burdened using work. Paper work was finished and we’ll invite the tenders shortly,” stated a senior JMC official.
Rajneesh Pandit, a resident of Walled City said when the lanes aren’t cleaned in time, they’ll develop into a source of mosquitoes. “It is of no use when the tenders are being encouraged today. Foul odor will begin emanating in the lanes through monsoon. With rain they will develop into a source for parasites and fleas in the future. It’s too late to take any actions,” said Pandit.
Likewise, JMC encouraged tenders overdue for cleaning of drains. Ordinarily, it takes five weeks to wash out the city drains. Tenders are invited in February, but this year they have been encouraged in May finish instead of even 50percent of their job is finished.