The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Tuesday announced the launch of a special control room for removal of construction and demolition (C&D) waste from the city.
Accessed through mobile number 8551058080, the control room will remove the C&D waste upon request from citizens who have paid the charges while obtaining building permission from the local civic body.
Besides, the facility will also lift debris illegally dumped in open and on road-sides upon receiving complaints from local residents. The building inspectors and sanitation staff of the local civic body have also been asked to alert the newly set-up control room in case they come across such dumping.
“The control room will operate round-the-clock and is expected to address the request or complaint within two hours. It will have separate vehicles, staff and other arrangements for lifting the C&D waste. A detail record of calls received by the control room and the redressal will be maintained,” an official release quoting AMC administrator Astik Kumar Pandey said.
A fleet of nine vehicles, including heavy vehicles and mini vehicles, will be deployed in service of the control room that will be exclusively used for removal of C& D waste from Aurangabad.
Notably, the local civic body has been imposing fine on open dumping of debris in the form of C&D waste.
The special squads of ex-servicemen formed by the AMC has taken action in as many as 19,094 cases, recovering a fine worth Rs 72.68 lakh between October 9,2018 and December 19, last year.
“Besides action against illegal dumping of C& D waste, crackdown also included action against littering and burning of waste,” authorities concerned said.