September 29, 2020

Vehicles to cart garbage

Patna: The standing committee of the PMC on Monday approved the proposal of chalant kachra sangrah (mobile garbage collection) as per which auto-tippers and other vehicles would now visit gali muhallas (lanes) and collect garbage from households.

The vehicles will inform people about its arrival when it would reach for garbage collection by playing audio songs which would have lyrics such as kachra lao kachra lao (bring garbage bring garbage).

A member who took part in the meeting, said: “The municipal corporation will run mobile garbage collection as long as any new agency is not selected for executing the door-to-door garbage collection work. The previous agency’s contract had been terminated on May 30 and soon a fresh tender will be floated for the selection of a new agency.”

The decision to engage labourers on the basis of the population in wards, however, didn’t get an approval. The committee also fixed the deadline of getting the de-silting work completed within the next 10 days. The earlier deadline for de-silting work was June 10. “The standing committee members found out that 10 to 40 per cent de-silting work was left. The committee asked to get the de-silting work completed in the next 10 days,” added the member.

The panel decided that the parking lot in ward number 38 would be shifted to some other place. “The present parking lot is not being utilised properly due to chaotic traffic problem near the parking lot. So, it was decided to shift it to some other place,” said a source.

A US agency has given a proposal to the urban development and housing department for converting municipal waste into energy. As per proposal, it can produce 6500MW electricity, 200 million litre bio-diesel and 300 million litre drinking water using 1,500 metric ton solid waste and 600 million litre wet waste.

The agency had also communicated that it could further convert bio-diesel into bio-fuel whose supply would be given to households and that would be much cheaper than LPG. However, the agency’s selection for door-to-door garbage collection work would be done through a proper tender process.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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