Around eight months after it brought them them within city limits, Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) will extend door-to-door garbage collection service to Vavdi and Kotharia village in coming weeks.
The standing committee of RMC cleared a proposal for awarding operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for door-to-door garbage collection in the twin areas, at its weekly meeting held on Friday. Earlier, the committee had cleared a proposal to purchase 15 mini tipper trucks for this purpose. Each of these tippers will cost RMC around Rs 5.70 lakh.
“The work order for purchase of the tippers have already been issued and we expect their delivery by the end of August. Now that O&M contract for the twin areas has also been cleared, we expect to start door-to-door garbage collection in Kotharia and Vavdi from September onward,” Nilesh Parmar, environmental engineer of RMC said.
The O&M contract has been awarded to Messrs DG Nakrani at the rate of Rs900 per tipper per day. It will be valid for two years.
“Presently, we are servicing these two villages by deploying 40 sweepers and we have also put our garbage containers there. But we are not able to cover all the areas presently,” Parmar further said.
The environmental engineer said that the civic body has removed around 1000 garbage containers from the city in last one year to improve its solid waste management services. “Barring Ward numbers 1, 3 and 4, we are collecting garbage from doorsteps in the remaining 20 wards. As of now, there are 375 garbage containers. But this will come down to 150 from next month as we cover these three wards under door-to-door collection,” added Parmar.
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