Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today launched ‘car-bin’ scheme under ‘Swatch Bharat Mission’ today. Under the scheme, jute bags would be provided to the tourists entering Shimla including the locals to maintain cleanliness in the town. Besides, the M.C. would also disseminate the information through ‘jingles’ on mobile vehicles regarding cleanliness.
The District Administration Solan, in association with Excise and Taxation department would be distributing the car-bins to the tourists at Parwanoo barrier as soon as the Chief Minister launches the scheme at Shimla. The tourists entering Himachal Pradesh would be handed over the Jute bag (car-bin) at nominal cost of Rs 30 each only on voluntarily basis along-with an information brochure containing details of parking facilities in Shimla and ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ regarding garbage disposal in the city.
The Mobile app of MC is bi-lingual to facilitate the people to file their grievances with photos, track status of their grievances, notifications, alerts along with important contact numbers of the corporation. Besides, the mobile app will also have information regarding tourist places in Shimla, Hotels in MC area, parking rates, HRTC taxi time table, Labour rates, etc.
Chief Minister lauded the efforts of the Municipal Corporation and said that every citizen should be responsible not to spread litter anywhere on roads and other public places and should make maximum use of these jute bags and dustbins. He also lauded the android mobile application having all details of Shimla and will facilitate the visitors and the locals as well, he said.