Taking a stern stand on mismanagement of garbage in the city, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Wednesday terminated the contract of a private waste management agency that was entrusted for removal of solid waste in the city.
The IMC has terminated the seven-year contract of A2Z, a private waste management agency, for its failure in removal of solid waste in the city, said Indore mayor Malini Gaud.
"Time and again, A2Z has failed to comply with the terms of the contract. Hence we have decided to terminate their contract," she said.
As per terms, the company’s contract was scheduled to end in January 2016, she added.
The corporation had earlier served a series of notices to A2Z seeking reply on its failure. The agency instead blamed the corporation for failure, saying it did not receive timely payments from the civic body.
"We are vexed with A2Z’s attitude in keeping the city clean," she said. Asked how the corporation was planning to manage disposal of solid waste in the city on its own, Gaud said: "We have enough resources, and state government is willing to help us in any way possible."
She further said the corporation will launch a door-to-door garbage collection scheme to streamline the waste disposal and recycling mechanism in the city.
"We have formed six teams and will implement door-to-door garbage collection on a pilot basis first and then we will simultaneously implement the plan throughout the city," she added.
Rajendra Rathore, the in-charge of the newly constituted department of cleanliness and solid waste management, said, "We penalised A2Z many times and asked them to mend their ways, but they failed us every time."
"A2Z will have to surrender all our vehicles in working condition. The corporation had given 90 vehicles to the company for garbage collection and transportation. We’ll employ all the manpower at our disposal to keep the city clean," he added.