NMC to place green, blue bins by roadside for waste collection

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Oct 2017 09:35:21


Staff Reporter,

Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will place dustbins of green and blue colour by the sides of prominent roads in the city to collect dry and wet garbage. Maharashtra Government has sanctioned Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Rs 288.68 crore for Nagpur under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).

This was decided in a Standing Committee meet held on Tuesday. Sandeep Jadhav, Chairman presided over the meet. The local body has prepared a DPR of Rs 308 crore but the Government gave clearance to Rs 288.68 crore funds only. The difference in cost will be borne by the local body. Maharashtra Government has already assured to provide viability gap funds of Rs 96.22 crore for Nagpur city. The government has released Rs 48.11 crore to the NMC.

Jayant Dandeagaokar, Deputy Commissioner of NMC informed mediapesons that the NMC has to place two dustbins of 200 liters at a distance of every half a kilometer. The 1200 dustbins will be placed at 150 kms on both sides of the prominent city roads. The NMC will also place 600 dustbins of 120 liter at market place and 250 dustbins of 240 liter capacity will be placed at primary collection centres.

Nagpur Municipal Corporation will purchase six road sweeping machines for sweeping 240 kms roads. They also proposed to purchase 7 tippers and 2 poclain for the city. The NMC has allocated funds of Rs 26 crore for this purpose. The civic body will also purchase dozer for the
Health Department.

The construction work of Waste of Energy project will start from next month. The total cost of the project is Rs 241 crore and civic body will provide Rs 70 crore as viability gap funding for the project. The company will invest Rs 171 crore for the project and it will be completed by May 2019. The tipping charges will be Rs 225 for this project.

Dandegaokar said, the NMC will also be searching a contractor for public private partnership (PPP) for collection of construction and demolition waste project worth of Rs 21 crore, and incinerator for animal disposal of Rs 3.5 crore.