Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu flagged off four garbage compactors for the municipal corporation here on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Monday.
These garbage compactors have been acquired under the Shimla Smart City Limited project with an investment of Rs 1.40 crores. Each of these compactors have a capacity of 14 cubic metres, enabling them to transport 11-12 tonnes of waste to the processing plant at Bhariyal on the outskirts of Shimla, in just one trip.
Underlining the importance of cleanliness and echoing the sentiments of Mahatma Gandhi, Sukhu said the present government is unwaveringly working to realise Bapu's vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future for Shimla and its citizens.
Shimla is the primary tourist destination in the state and the present state government is actively working to attract more tourists and prioritise the improvement of essential infrastructure to enhance their experience, Sukhu said.
Earlier in the day, Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla and the chief minister paid floral tribute at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at The Ridge Shimla. They also visited a photo exhibition based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi.
The governor highlighted Mahatma Gandhi's unwavering commitment to truth and non-violence and praised him for his deep-rooted connection to Indian traditions, marked by integrity and simplicity. Later, they also paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Central Telegraph Office (CTO) Chowk on his birth anniversary.