Kolkata: In an initiative to make Newtown as a green and clean city, the Kolkata Development Authority brought a road sweeping machine from Italy. The 1.5 crore worth modern machine was brought to Newtown on Monday.
Prior to this, 4 road sweeping machines were brought to keep Newtown clean. But they were Indian-made.
The HIDCO and NKDA (Newtown Kolkata Development Authority) had taken the initiative to build Newtown as green city, solar city, smart city, and happy city. Now they have decided to add ‘clean city’ to the list.
Debasis Sen, chairman of HIDCO, said that chief minister Mamata has taken the initiative to make the state green and a clean city. We are just proceeding our planning based on that initiative. Not only will Italy’s weeping machine keep the roads clean, but will also clean the dust in the footpaths and in the big hoardings beside the roads. As a result, we will be able to take the CM’s planning one step forward.
Sen also said that they are trying to make the city green so that the residents can be aware of their health. We are also focusing more on the use of cycles to reduce pollution.