MCG has directed the private company operating the Basai construction and demolition (C&D) plant to lift waste lying across the city since the civic body is yet to engage any other firm for the job.
Officials said the scope of work of the firm authorised it to lift waste within a 15km radius of their plant and process it. It has, however, been asked to expand its work across the city.
“The mandate of the firm is to collect and process 1,000 tonne of waste every day. So, we have asked it to go beyond its scope of work since we have been receiving complaints related to C&D waste lying untended at unauthorised places. Moreover, the decision was also taken considering the poor air quality,” said Kuldeep Yadav, assistant engineer at the MCG.
He added, “There was a huge amount of C&D waste dumped along the Gurugram-Faridabad road after the Khushboo Chowk. The firm lifted all that waste and transported it to the Basai plant on the directions of MCG. It will lift the waste from other areas of the city too.”
The company’s representatives said they were collecting and processing around 300 tonne of C&D waste every day.
The Basai plant was announced in 2017 and started operations two years later. On Saturday, additional chief secretary (forests, wildlife, environment and climate change) Vineet Garg visited the plant and enquired about C&D waste processing.
MCG had earlier given the contract of collecting C&D waste to a separate private firm. As of now, it does not have a company or agency for the job. The civic body had also constituted a four-member panel on March 23 to look into complaints of piling waste. The panel had proposed that the private firm managing the C&D plant should either collect the waste or another private firm be given the work for a short span of time.