The GCC has a multi-pronged plan to clean beaches after Pongal.
What’s it about? The Marina, Elliot’s, Palavakkam, Neelankarai and Akkarai beach areas are a hotspot for both bodies and garbage during the ongoing Pongal holidays. To follow through with its initiative to make Chennai garbage-free, the GCC is putting its best foot forward to clean up the festive litter.
- The corporation will deploy multiple sanitary workers and cleaners on all the beaches to step up the cleaning process during the holidays. Accompanying this will be large-capacity dustbins – 50 litres to 240 litres – for wet and dry waste.
Assigned workers: For swift waste disposal, Marina beach will host 45 workers, 103 dustbins, and a compactor vehicle; Elliot’s beach will host 20 workers and 50 dustbins; Palavakkam will host 15 sanitary workers, two battery-operated vehicles, a tractor and a mechanical sweeper; and six workers will be on rotational duty at the Neelankari and Akkarai beach areas.
What else? Apart from waste management, maintaining law and order during the holidays is also the Chennai police’s concern. More than 1,500 personnel has been deployed across public hotspots in the city, and 11 helpline booths have been installed temporarily on the beaches.