The Corporation undertook a cleanup drive of lakes and canals to prevent flooding.
What happened? As the monsoon approaches, the Chennai corporation is taking measures to prevent possible flooding. It conducted a mass cleanup drive of several water bodies and canals. On October 3, authorities were instructed to clean all floating garbage on the banks of canals and water bodies.
- On October 8, the mass cleanup took place from Zones 1-15. 14 water bodies were included, with more than 1,500 workers deployed. More than 130 metric tonnes of garbage were collected.
- The corporation also removed more than 240 metric tonnes of debris. The highest of these was from Zone 10 (Kodambakkam). More than 74 metric tonnes of debris were removed from Anna Nagar.
Instructions: The move is to use machinery and vehicles that can remove garbage and debris accumulated on the banks of rivers and canals. The cleanup drive will be conducted every second and fourth Saturday till the end of the year.