Sundernagar to get ‘Smart Underground Dustbins’ worth Rs. 4.46 crore
Mandi: Sundernagar town of Mandi district will get Smart Underground Dustbins worth Rs. 4.46 crore, said the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on September 23 while he announced projects worth Rs. 35 crore for Sundernagar and Nachan area of the district online from the state Secretariat, Shimla.
He said 40 such underground dustbins will be placed in 13 wards of Sundernagar in the first phase. It will lead to a new concept in cleanliness especially in towns and cities, he said. He urged people to help in enhancing the beauty of hills through maintaining civic amenities and cleanliness at all public places and destinations of tourist interest.
Earlier, similar dustbins were provided in Dharamsala of Kangra district in June 2017. The government had claimed that Himachal was the first state to provide sensor-based underground dustbins at a cost of Rs. 12 crores.
However, the quality of work had come into question as some of the newly installed dustbins had caved in within one month of their inauguration by the Urban Development Minister, Sudhir Sharma.
These dustbins were said to be equipped with sensors that send SMS to sanitary staff when they are full. The sanitation workers can regularly track which dustbin requires to be emptied.
The CM dedicated Suket Shopping Complex that is built at a cost of Rs. 2.31 crore and has a provision of 74 shops and a restaurant.
Other projects included Rs. 20.29 crore motorable bridge to be constructed over river Satluj connecting Dhawal (Tattapani with Slapper)and Rs. five crore building of Government Degree College Dehar.
The Nachan Assembly constituency of the district also received a Rs. 1.49 bridge over Khandel-Nandi road crore and Rs. 1.55 crore Sianj bridge on Sianj Bara road at Khyod.
Image: File Photo/Dharamsala for Representational Purpose