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Gurgaon: The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is planning to outsource the transportation of solid waste from the collection points to Bandhwari to a private agency. This decision comes after considering the rising amount of garbage piling up at secondary waste collection points.
The civic body has floated tenders to shortlist agencies for all four zones at an estimated cost of Rs 1.3 crore each. The work is currently being done by the waste management concessionaire, Ecogreen.
“We have floated tenders and are planning to outsource the work of waste transportation from the collection points to Bandhwari. The duration of the tenders will be six months. We have made an estimate of Rs 1.3 crore for each zone, irrespective of the distance between the zones and the landfill site. The agencies with relevant experience and competitive rates will be finalised for the work. The decision was taken considering the growing amount of garbage at secondary waste collection points and their mismanagement,” said a senior MCG official privy to the matter.
“There are often instances of drivers and other workers of the concessionaire going on strike. So, if we have a separate agency for the transportation of waste to Bandhwari, such strikes won’t cause inconvenience to the public. Our primary motive is to serve the residents for whom we are planning to make this arrangement,” added the official.
The approximate monthly expense of MCG for its solid waste management concessionaire is Rs 3 crore, which now primarily covers door-to-door waste collection and transportation of waste from collection points to Bandhwari.
In a notice served to Ecogreen recently, MCG stated that around 25,000 tonnes of waste have accumulated at the secondary waste collection points since the concessionaire was not clearing waste from these sites. Calling it a matter of ‘grave concern’, MCG stated that it posed a health risk to the residents living in the vicinity of these garbage collection points, besides causing environmental damage.
“I recently visited the secondary waste collection points in Kanhai, Tigra, and Ghata and found them full of garbage. I saw tractor trolleys, rickshaws, and residents dumping mixed waste there. The collection points have transformed into open dumping yards, which is not allowed as per the Solid Waste Management (SWM) rules of 2016. While MCG is making efforts to clear garbage from these points by floating these tendres, these points should also be manned so that only non-recyclable and non-compostable waste reaches the landfill site. By doing so, MCG will not only imply compliance but also ensure no further environmental degradation,” said Ruchika Sethi Takkar of Why Waste Your Waste.
However, an Ecogreen representative said, “Secondary garbage collection is being done on a regular basis throughout the city. Most of the points have been cleared, and the garbage is being transported to the landfill in Bandhwari as per the norms.”


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