Mumbai: Mechanised sweepers will keep roads clean in the Bandra-Kurla Complex, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) said. The authority has floated tenders for this work at an estimated cost of Rs 1.36 crore. The MMRDA spokersperson confirmed that for the first time machines will be used to clean BKC streets.
Another official said the appointed agency will not just carry out sweeping but will also be responsible for keeping the streets litter-free at all times. Since the BKC is one of the commercial hubs of the city with various corporate offices located here, with the proposed bullet train terminal, metro station and the International Financial Centre, the MMRDA expects it will attract foreign investors.
According to the MMRDA, only those agencies which have taken up mechanised sweeping work worth Rs 1.10 crore in any of the three years from 2011 to 2013 can participate. Recently, the authority also floated a tender for installation and operations of electronic toilets at 10 locations at BKC on a pilot project basis. Its aim is to stop people, especially the autoickshaw, taxi and private cab drivers from relieving themselves at open places. To lure bidders for this project, the authority will allow them to advertise outside the e-toilets.