On Wednesday, the MCG Commissioner, Praveen Kumar, suspended an assistant engineer during the weekly Raahgiri event after finding the area around Sushant Lok dirty. He said that due to the unhygienic conditions in the area, people turnout has decreased over the period of time. Commenting on this incident, MCG Councilor Mangat Ram said that the Commissioner is busy with his tours.
Two days ago, the Commissioner saw the number of
participants dwindle in Raahgiri. He felt that they were not coming to the occasion due to unhygienic conditions. Then the MCG Chief decided
to hold the area assistant engineer responsible for the garbage on
Raahgiri track and passed an order to suspend him.
In order to try and understand, what appears to be an
unnecessary step, taken by the MCG chief, we had a word with
Councilor Mangat Ram Bagri, Ward 10. Pointing out the fact that
every part of the city needs cleaning up, he said, '' By cleaning up
just one corner of the city will not help and it will neither clean
up the rest of the city. Commissioner Sahab ko apne Shair Sapate
se hi furshat nai hai
Recently, MCG Chief Praveen Kumar visited Bangalore
to study the waste management of the city. Reportedly, a sanitation
expert from there came to Gurgaon to study the solid waste recycling
plant in Bandhwari. Maybe, Bagri was alluding to it or to other
The Raahgiri Event in its initial days was being
organized fairly well by private parties. However, MCG Chief and
Gurgaon Police had taken the lead organizing role for 'Raahgiri
Day', on top of their responsibilities to citizens in month of May,
2014. The street event is now being organised to maintain road safety, making
the city eco-friendly, promoting pedestrians and two vehicles
especially cycles etc and also asking people to switch to sustainable
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