Islamabad - Leaves of more than 2,000 sanitary workers and other officials of the relevant formations of Capital Development Authority (CDA) have been cancelled on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

These workers would participate in special cleanliness operation including collection of waste and offal of sacrificial animals from the entire city and its proper disposal.

On the directions of Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal, Member Environment Syed Mustafain Kazmi finalised the arrangements for special cleanliness operation. Under cleanliness action plan, more than 2,000 sanitary workers and supervisory staff would be deployed. While more than 100 vehicles from other directorates of CDA would also take part in the operation. The entire city has been divided into four zones. The Zone-I includes the areas of F-5, F-6, Blue Area and Bari Imam while Zone-II comprises Faisal Mosque, E-7, F-7, F-8, and G-8. Similarly, areas of sector F-10, F-11, Golra Sharif, G-9, G-10, G-11 and G-13 are included in Zone-III whereas Zone-IV includes the areas of sector H-8, H-9, H-10, H-11, I-8, I-9, I-10/2, I-11, Highway, Model village Humak, Shehzad Town, Rawal Town and Margalla Town. Thirty deep ditches have been dug out at 18 different locations in the city where offal and other wastes of sacrificial animals will be disposed of as per hygienic standards.

Besides, two emergency cells have also been established, one at Transport Section, CDA Fire Headquarters while the other one at Sanitation Directorate, Sector G-6-1/4 which would be functional round the clock. The CDA has appealed to the citizens of the capital city to cooperate with CDA staff and do not throw the offal and other waste material of sacrificial animals in the green areas rather keep it in front of their houses so that sanitation workers could easily pick and dispose of the waste in proper manner. The residents of Islamabad can register their complaints for collection and disposal of waste at sanitation directorate help line 1334 and telephone 051-9213908 and 051-9211555, CDA officials said yesterday.