Door-to-door garbage collection begins under police protection in Jaipur
Jaipur: The ambitious door-to-door garbage collection project of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has finally taken off. The company tasked with the project started collecting garbage from households in the city’s 8 wards.
Fearing a law and order situation, sanitation workers who are collecting waste are being provided police security.
There is resentment among JMC’s regular sanitation workers who are opposed to the project as it will take away jobs.
The company has started collecting garbage from Ward no. 40, 41, 42, 43, 20, 21, 30 and 59 in the city’s Mansarovar and Civil Lines areas.
Waste will be collected from households from 7am to 12am and from commercial shops from 12pm to 5pm daily.
The company collected nearly 3.5 metric ton waste which was sent to Sewapura landfill.
The company haven’t arranged for adequate number of vehicles to be used in transportation of garbage collected from households. JMC has roped in its own vehicles.
JMC opened the financial bids of Mumbai-based Global Waste Management and BVG India, Pune, the participating firms in November, 2016, and awarded the contract to the latter which had the lowest quote.
It took JMC nearly 18 months to complete the tender process. 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.
JMC had decided recently that it will not impose any charges for first three months.
Following will be the charges after the initial three months:
- 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.
- Rs 750 and Rs 500 will be levied on guest houses and hostels respectively.