Mumbai landfill: BMC to hire consultant for R5.45cr to scrutinise contractors processing waste at Mulund
Mumbai city news: Although the civic body has tabled the proposal in the standing committee, which will be discussed on Tuesday, it is yet to finalise contractors to process waste at the dump.mumbai Updated: Jun 17, 2017 11:01 IST
After learning from past failures to control fire and starting a processing plant at Deonar dumping ground, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to appoint a consultant to scrutinise contractors to be appointed for processing waste at the city’s second largest dumping ground at Mulund.
Mitcon Consultancy and Engineers Services Limited will be hired at a cost of Rs5.45 crore for six years or time taken to finish the Mulund project — whichever comes first. The firm will work as an advisor to the civic body, help it secure various clearances and permissions, manage, guide and scrutinise contractors bidding to process the waste. The firm will also scrutinise each and every stage, and check whether the derivable has been met or not.
Although the BMC has tabled the proposal in the standing committee, which will be discussed on Tuesday, it is yet to finalise contractors to process waste at the dump. Located in the eastern suburbs of the city, the Mulund landfill currently holds 60 lakh metric tonnes of waste.
So far, tenders have been floated to appoint contractors to process waste at Mulund and the BMC has received three bids. The plant will only be functional after a year or more. Four hectares will be given inside the dumping ground to set up a waste processing plant.
The civic body had also appointed consultants at Deonar to study the feasibility of setting up waste-to-energy plant. The BMC had earlier hired Tata Consulting Engineers Limited (TCEL) for Rs 59 lakh to conduct the feasibility study.