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GMC asked to take steps to sanitize interior areas

 GUWAHATI, May 22 - The Mahanagar Unnayan Samiti, Guwahati, while expressing concern over the disinfectant spraying operation of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to contain the novel coronavirus, has appealed to the Corporation to take measures to cover interior parts of the city.

 “It is very important to cover the interior parts of the city as COVID cases have been rising in Guwahati. The interior parts of Basistha, Bharalu, Panjabari, Pilingkata, Boragaon, and Panjabari among others were not sanitized properly. I urge the GMC to sanitize all the bylanes of the city immediately,” Samiti secretary Biren Sarma said.

“Moreover, complains were also received from several people of the city that the NGO persons engaged in the sanitization drive did not sanitize the areas properly,” he added.

When contacted, an official said the GMC has covered almost all the areas of the city under the sanitization drive to prevent the coronavirus.

“The GMC with the state fire and emergency services has covered all the areas of Guwahati under its disinfectant spraying drive. We will soon start the second phase of the operation. Moreover, the GMC has formed special teams to cover the bylanes of all the divisions of the city,” the official said.

Shops, parks, garbage bins, public toilets, markets, supermarkets, hospitals, schools, main roads, bylanes, etc., were thoroughly sanitized during the drive. A total of 200 Mist Blower and Agriculture Spray Machines have been used for disinfectant spraying inside the remote areas with the help of NGOs.

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