Efforts to Clean Lahore: LWMC’s Successfully Dispose 130,000 Tonne Solid Waste

efforts to clean lahore lwmc's successfully dispose 130,000 tonne solid waste

The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has reported the successful collection and disposal of 130,000 tonnes of solid waste across Lahore. This achievement comes after the month-long “Suthra Punjab campaign,” initiated under the orders of the chief minister. LWMC’s Chief Executive Officer, Babar Sahib Din, stated that among this waste, 25,000 tonnes were collected from around 400 open spaces.

During the campaign, LWMC teams also cleared greenbelts, open areas, and removed construction debris from 245 points in the city. Mechanical sweeping covered a distance of 16,000km, while roads were mechanically washed for 1,100km.

The campaign also cracked down on violations of the Local Government Act, issuing 432 challans and collecting fines exceeding Rs900,000. Furthermore, 77 FIRs were filed, and over 300 complaints regarding illegal waste dumping were addressed.

According to the CEO, 268 out of 274 union councils in Lahore achieved a zero waste status during the campaign. Citizens are encouraged to support ongoing cleaning efforts by reporting concerns via LWMC helpline 1139 or social media platforms.

On the last day of the campaign, LWMC focused on rural union councils in Lahore. Mechanical work continued in areas like Seraj Park, Paracha Colony, Saeed Park, Shahdara, and Nishtar Town. Special attention was given to Kamahan, Atari Saroba, Youhanabad, Dulo Khurd, and Ashiana Road. Mechanical sweeping efforts were extended to Bagrian, Township, and Green Town to elevate cleanliness standards.

Meanwhile, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) disconnected 182 connections due to gas pilferage and other illegalities. In Lahore alone, two connections were disconnected for illegal gas use, and three for compressor use. In Multan, four connections were severed for illegal gas use, and nine for compressor use. Similar actions were taken in Sahiwal, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, and Gujranwala, amounting to a total fine of Rs0.08 million against gas pilferage.