The Capital city of Gujarat which secured 12th rank this year in Swachh Survekshan is coming up with new steps to improve its ranking in Swachh Survekshan 2019.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is going to start swachhta rounds in all the wards.

Mayor Bijal Patel is expecting a better position in coming Swachh Survekshan 2019 by propping on new initiatives for the cleanliness of the city. The swachhta round is the foremost thing to be resumed. Earlier swachhta rounds were taken up in each ward on Sunday.

Mayor Bijal said “There are several things we are going to start from October 2, 2018, for the next year’s ranking. First of all, we are going to resume the Swachhta Rounds to create awareness among people. With the help of manpower and machine power, we are going to implement the standard of sanitation,”

“We are going to be stricter with those that litter. There will be hefty fines imposed on the offenders. We have already started lifting dustbins from city roads. We are going to deploy a person at such spots to prevent people from littering,” the mayor added.

The mayor said that the civic body would come up with the strict actions on polluters and affirmed that the efforts of the Municipal Corporation along with political wing would improve the ranking of the city, making it part of top ten clean cities of the country.

The ranking system in Swachh Survekshan 2019 is altered as now there will be a total of 5,000 points with the addition of plastic-free city status and beautification of gardens. The citizens’ feedback has shrunk to 35% to 25% in new regulations.

The department head Harshad Solanki shared that the civic body’s solid waste management and health department would look after right from documentation to the implementation of the requirements in the new initiatives for the clean city. He said that he received the new allocation on Tuesday and would go through the new parameters of Swachh Survekshan 2019

He added that the project targeting plastic-free city and toilets are already accomplished and the body is looking for keeping clean streets intact.