During lockdown, Aligarh Municipal Corporation launched a Communicable Disease Control Campaign known as Swachhata Pakhwada on a war footing. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) is an acute respiratory disease caused by a novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), transmitted in most instances through respiratory droplets, direct contact with cases and also through contaminated surfaces/objects. Though the virus survives on environmental surfaces for a varied period of time, it gets easily inactivated by chemical disinfectants, in this line of action, every corner of the Aligarh city was sanitized. The Municipal Commissioner commanded and commenced the campaign from the center point along with women employees, 1050 sweepers, 6 sprinkler machines and 90 bag-pack sanitizer machines which sanitized every corner of the city in 15 days of massive drive.
As part of the campaign, Aligarh Municipal Corporation has implemented the campaign at Center Point, Maris Road, Kela Nagar, Ramghat Road, Meenakshi Bridge, Kathpula, Gandhi Park Bus Stand, Railway Station Road, Pan Dariba, GT Road Gular Road, Naurangabad, Vikas Nagar Chuharpur ITI Road, Sarsaul Road, Amin Nisha, Railway Road Abdul Karim Charaha, Uparkot, Mahavir Ganj etc. to sanitize the main roads.
The city commissioner also started spraying AT larva with the help of 06 spraying machines in the pond puddles and drains in urban areas under the Communicable Disease Control Campaign. On the first day of the lockdown, Aligarh Municipal Corporation carried out a special drive of cleaning around 130 drains, 12 big drains, 10 culverts in the urban area, and 15 religious places, on the war level and cleaned all the narrow streets of the same area in the next three days.
The goal was to sanitize the “Chappa-Chappa” of the city & elimination of Covid-19 said IAS Satya Prakash Patel, Aligarh Municipal Commissioner’’.