Door-to-door garbage collection to start next month, here is what you will pay
JAIPUR: The ambitious scheme of door-to-door garbage collection will start from next month in the city. After Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) finalized a Pune-based firm for collecting garbage from households, the work is all set to begin in posh colonies of 27 wards. These wards are in JDA’s Zone – 2 area.
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The Pune-based company will collect garbage and transport it to landfills. JMC will look after sanitation work on public roads. Cleaning drainage will also be the company’s responsibility.
JMC will pay the company from its collection of house tax, urban development tax and other demand bills.
Houses measuring up to 50 square metre will pay Rs 20 per month. Rs 80 will be charged from houses measuring from 51 square metres to 300 square metres. Those measuring more than 300 square metres will pay a maximum of Rs 150. Commercial buildings will be charged Rs 250 per month.
In November, JMC opened the financial bids of Mumbai-based Global Waste Management and BVG India, Pune, the participating firms, and awarded the contract to the latter which had the lowest quote.
It took JMC nearly 18 months to complete the tender proces. The JMC had invited tenders for the door-to-door garbage collection after dividing the city into three divisions. In the first division, the agency has included Hawa Mahal (West), Amer and Vidhyadhar Nagar areas; in the second comes Hawa Mahal (East), Moti Doongri and Sanganer areas. Similarly, the third division covers Civil Lines and Mansarovar areas.
After waste collected from households is transported to landfills, another company, JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd of Jindal group will process it. The agency is planning to generate nearly 7MW a day from processing 650 tonnes of waste.