Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy launched a cleanliness drive,Swacchta Hi Seva, at Rajiv Gandhi MunIcipal bus terminal in Pondicherry. The drive will encourage people to keep their surroundings clean.

Commissioner of Puducherry Municipality S Ganesan and other government officials, DMK legislator R Siva also accompanied the CM during the launch. To the surprise of bystanders, the CM swept the crowded bus terminal.

The CM also dedicated the renovated toilet at the bus stand to the public. Central government and the French Government also funded Rs 1,850 crore for Puducherry under the Smart City Project.

Puducherry has been ranked 189 in the Swachh Survekshan rankings released by the Union Ministry of Urban Development.

The Chief Minister said, Steps are being taken to renovate the bus stand and to provide all facilities for passengers utilising Rs 300 crore from the fund.