MCGM Standing proposal to remove 87,600 metric tonnes of debris

Mumbai: In a bid to remove 87,600 metric tonnes of debris from the western suburbs and move it to dumping grounds, a proposal will be tabled next week in the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) Standing committee. The rubble left from the demolition of illegal constructions, repairing of civic structures and illegal debris on the roads will be transported to the civic body’s dumping grounds.

The proposal states that the debris from the H (Bandra) and K (Andheri) ward will be deposited to the dumping grounds which will cost Rs 2.40 crore. The MCGM has appointed Swaroopa Enterprises and Tarunya Enterprises for a two year contract.

According to the civic data, the everyday debris formed in Bandra and Andheri is 60 metric tons which totals to 120 metric tons of debris formed everyday in these two suburbs. Accordingly, the amount required to deposit one metric tonne of debris is Rs 274. The civic body had estimated an amount of Rs 2.28 crore, however, the civic body had to agree on Rs 2.40 crore since no other firms were interested for the debris removal work.

Previously, the amount quoted for the contract was Rs 300 per metric tonne, however, the civic body disagreed for this deal since the budget was extended to Rs 2.62 crore which was 14.94 per cent more that the estimated budget.

In a bid to remove debris from every ward, the MCGM has divided its 24 wards into eight groups out of which the H and K ward falls under Group-2.

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