In order to streamline the process of solid waste management in the city, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is likely to rope in the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) to recycle plastic and other waste.
The MCG sanitation department wants GAIL, along with AKC Developers Pvt Ltd, to operate the Bandhwari waste treatment plant.
AKC Developers Pvt Ltd, which was awarded a 30-year contract by the Haryana government in 2010, has allegedly failed to manage the ever-increasing plastic and toxic waste that is resulting in pollution of groundwater.
According to a senior MCG official, inter-departmental formalities are nearly complete with acting MCG commissioner Chanderprakash and joint commissioner (headquarters) Anju Chaudhary giving a go-ahead to the sanitation department on Wednesday. A meeting with GAIL officials is likely be held later this week.
Officials of AKC Developers, however, denied knowledge of any such proposal. “We have not received any information. We will not accept any such offer. In our contract with the government, there is no possibility of a third party or company to be roped in,” said Irfan Furniturewala, a member of the board of directors of the firm.