During the yatra people put up refreshment centres to serve the padyatris due to which, garbage can be seen strewn on the city roads.
The 53rd Lakkhi Padyatra from Jaipur to Diggi Kalyanji took place on Thursday-Friday. Due to Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) efforts, for the first time, the city looked clean during the Padayatra. More than 1,000 dustbins and 750 sanitation workers were roped in by the JMC to look after the cleanliness of the city.
Every year, the 70-kilometre long padyatra takes place and this year, more than 12 lakh people participated in it. During the yatra people put up refreshment centres to serve the padyatris due to which, garbage can be seen strewn on the city roads. Seeing this, mayor Ashok Lahoti especially planned a new setup of cleaning city roads.
During the annual padayatra of Diggi Kalyanji, lakhs of people passed through the roads of the city, but this time the roads were seen clean after Padayatra.
“We have divided Padayatra route into 10 zones and deployed a separate team for cleanliness for each zone during the yatra. 50 JMC officials were appointed in these zones as in charge and co-in charge. Garbage was not thrown on the roads, for which the municipal corporation has installed more than 1000 dustbin. Apart from this, 500 dustbins have been kept at the bhandaras. 700 sanitation workers of municipal corporation were engaged in cleaning work in two innings,” said Lahoti.
Padayatra started from the Tadkeshwar Mahadev Temple at Chaura Rasta and passes through the distance of 25 km in the JMC area.