Peshawar: A rickshaw service for solid waste removal has been inaugurated in Peshawar by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, a news source reported. This new service will be responsible for collecting and discarding solid waste from the provincial capital and its surrounding areas.
New vehicles and machinery worth PKR 80.5 million will be used to initiate this service. The setup includes 20 rickshaw dumpers, 18 containers, 2 trucks, 4 tractors, 1 excavator, and 4 water bowsers. The equipment was officially handed over to the Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) by the CM during the inauguration.
The CM also admitted that this new system of waste collection is aimed at addressing the problems of the people and improving provincial institutions along modern lines. He further added that the service will soon be available at the divisional level too.
The new service and machinery has been appointed with the intention of reducing the troubles of the local people, as well as promote an improved environment in the city.