The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has finalised its plan to maintain cleanliness in the city by sweeping, collecting and transporting waste, generated during Muharram with focus to sessions of mournings and procession routes. In this connection, LWMC has issued instructions to take Turkish companies Albayrak and Ozpak into confidence for smooth execution of the plan, especially for mechanical sweeping and washing of imam bargahs, procession routes and surrounding areas of mourning sessions. Special camps will be set up on sensitive and central locations in various towns particularly at Allama Iqbal Town and Data Ganj Bakhsh Town to facilitate public in terms of registration and resolution of complaints related to cleanliness and provision of information pamphlets.Uniformed sanitary staff along with machinery will remain on duty on the procession routes. Waste picking will be ensured as well. Additional waste bins followed by prompt waste collection will also be ensured during Muharram. Record of staff attendance, in and out of vehicles and all operational activities will be maintained using android monitoring system.LWMC Operations General Manager Sohail Malik stated that special cleanliness arrangements are intact to provide extraordinary cleanliness services during Muharram and zero tolerance will be observed. LWMC Managing Director Farrukh Butt also said that LWMC was providing exceptional cleanliness services in the city but at the same time, a dire need of public participation was required, since without their active role mission of clean Lahore cannot be achieved.Published in Daily Times, September 11th 2018.