LWMC starts a campaign to wash roads and combat air pollution in Lahore

The Lahore Waste Management Corporation (LWMC) starts a campaign to convert the provincial capital into a dust-free zone by cleansing the streets and implementing significant measures to counter air pollution, according to reports in national newspapers on December 12.

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As per the LWMC’s disclosures, a total of 79 designated roads underwent continual washing and sweeping activities. The cleanup was overseen by District Commissioner (DC) Lahore Rafia Haider and LWMC CEO Babar Sahib Din, who personally monitored progress at sites such as Shimla Pahari and Club Chowk.

Operating in two shifts, LWMC’s teams effectively washed over 200 kilometers of roads, employing mechanical sweepers that covered more than 900 kilometers. This specialized cleaning involved deploying a fleet comprising 18 mechanical washers, 12 mechanical sweepers, and 40 tractor sweepers.

As per LWMC’s plans, the city is currently undergoing extensive cleaning, including targeted washing on major roads and mechanical sweeping. Also, recent night cleaning encompassed areas from MAO College, the Secretariat, Karbala Gamay Shah, and Data Darbar to Ravi Bridge. Mechanical sweeping focused on various locations like Pine Avenue, Abdul Sattar Edhi Road, Thokar Chowk, Egerton Road, Lytton Road, Canal Road, Mall Road, Nazria-e-Pakistan Road, Wahdat Road, and Zahoor Elahi Road.

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Moreover, the mechanical sweeping operations continued through the night at Khayaban-e-Jinnah, Khayaban-e-Firdousi, Main Boulevard, Johar Town, Samanabad Underpass, and Raiwind Road. Also, additional mechanical swept out at Muslim Town Flyover, Siddique Trade Center Flyover, Maulana Shaukat Ali Flyover, Lahore Bridge, and Shahdara Flyover.

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