The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is likely to hire another private firm for collecting and transporting the construction and demolition (C&D) waste accumulating in various locations in the city.
According to the MCG, an agreement between the corporation and a private company for collecting and transporting the C&D waste is currently on hold as the latter faces an inquiry for alleged fraud that it has denied.
The committee recently constituted to look into the increasing number of complaints about the C&D waste dumping as a stop-gap arrangement has proposed that either the private firm processing the C&D waste collect it from across the city or another private firm complete the work for a short span.
The final decision, the committee members said, is yet to be taken. On March 23, the MCG constituted a four-member committee to formulate a strategy and resolve all the complaints by residents regarding the C&D waste piles in the city.
“After the constitution of the committee, we have had several meetings to resolve the complaints about the C&D waste lying across the city, especially on the main roads. We have now proposed that either a new firm collect the waste or the waste processing firm collect it at a rate of Rs 360 per tonne. However, the target is to keep the revenue generated from the C&D waste collection higher than the payment made to the company for waste collection. Based on the final decision, we may prepare a request for proposal (RFP) to float a tender to hire a different firm for the waste collection and transportation,” a senior MCG official privy to the matter said.
Residents complained that tractors and trolleys dump C&D waste at various locations in the city without any permission. They claimed to have submitted complaints to the MCG, but the corporation has not resolved the same, and C&D waste is still lying on vacant plots, roads, etc.