The street sides and empty plots of Karachi will soon be cleared of the trash heaps as 22 out of 165 cleaning vehicles, called from China, have arrived in Karachi.
According to Minister for Local Government Jam Khan Shoro, heavy machinery for the purpose will also arrive in a week after which cleaning work in the city will be seen happening, a private news channel reported.
The vehicles have been handed to Sindh Solid Waste Management Board after being cleared at the port. The trash clearing work will first start in the southern and eastern areas if the city. Work in the southern areas will start from the second week of March.
These vehicles can lift up to 10 tons of trash. The trash would first be picked up from each and every house and then be taken to garbage transfer stations from where it will be sent to landfill sites. Since the vehicles are completely covered, pieces of trash will not fall out, as commonly seen happening on the city roads when garbage is carried.Not just vehicles, other equipment has also been sent including trash cans. Separate color trash cans will be placed in different areas.
The employees of District Municipal Corporation and sanitary workers will also be involved in the process. Given the growing population in the city, the issue of solid waste management must be dealt with at the earliest since heaps of garbage is the breeding ground of viruses.