Waste Collection, transportation

Three firms bid for Panchkula MC tender

Three firms bid for Panchkula MC tender

Tribune News Service

Amit Bathla

Panchkula, January 13

Three firms have applied for a tender floated by the local Municipal Corporation for the work of door-to-door collection, segregation and transportation of garbage in the city.

The firms that have evinced interest in the project are Shree Shyam Associates, Pooja Consultation Company and Lord Shiva Enterprises.

The civic body has decided to revamp its garbage collection. Once done, city residents will not have to pay any charge for garbage collection.

Currently, the garbage collection in various sectors of the city is carried out by private persons.

As per residents, they have been inefficient in their work and charge arbitrarily for the service.

The poor garbage collection system was also the key reason for the city’s fall in the cleanliness rankings, they added.

Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal said the technical bid of the tender was opened today.

“The financial bid will be opened thereafter. Once the bidding process is over, the selected firm will immediately start managing the overall waste disposal system in the city. With this, residents will not have to pay monthly charges for the garbage collection to private collectors,” he said.

Nearly 143 tonne of garbage is generated daily in the areas under the jurisdiction of the MC. Under the terms of the tender, the private agency would be initially given a one-year contract.

The selected agency would collect waste from every house. Apart from this, it will also clear the dustbins in residential, commercial and public areas.

The firm will have to mention the garbage collection schedule on their vehicles.

The agency will have to comply with the NGT guidelines while carrying out all works. The work of the agency will be regularly monitored through technical devices.

As per instructions of the Urban Local Bodies Department, the agency will have to collect and transport the garbage to the dumping ground by 12 noon.

Goyal said after the new garbage system was implemented, private players would be adjusted so that their employees don’t lose jobs.

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