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Corporations to share landfill sites, slaughterhouses

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), even after its split into three separate entities, will continue to share services such as landfill sites and slaughterhouses. Hamari Jamatia reports.

delhi Updated: Feb 25, 2012 23:42 IST
Hamari Jamatia
Hamari Jamatia
Hindustan Times

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), even after its split into three separate entities, will continue to share services such as landfill sites and slaughterhouse.

The civic agency will be split into east, south and north Delhi corporations in April after the municipal elections.

According to the new policy, some assets falling under/ belonging to a corporation will be open for use by the other corporation too.

For example, residents of south Delhi corporation will be able to apply for trade licences in slaughterhouses or dairies falling under or belonging to the other corporation.

Services such landfill sites will also be shared by the three corporations, even though the ownership rights of the structures and land will remain with the agency where they are located.

At present, facilities like Goga Dairy and Ghazipur slaughterhouse are common properties of the MCD, but come April and these will belong to the East Delhi Corporation.

After the split, landfill sites at Bhalaswa, Okhla and Ghazipur will also come under separate corporations. However, the other bodies will be allowed to dump their waste at these sites.

“In the absence of land to create new landfill sites, services will have to be shared. The ownership and revenue generated from the structures in the form of licence fee and taxes will belong to the corporation on whose land the structure is built,” said a senior MCD official.

Services of the 79 markets transferred to the MCD by land and development office will also be shared by the three corporations.

Similarly, certain markets belonging to the land and development office and given to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for upkeep will also be jointly looked after by the corporations.

To ease financial burden, the civic agency, which at present is preparing budget for three separate corporations, will also distribute the revenue earned from the MCD headquarters — Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civic Centre — among the three agencies.

A portion of the building has been rented out to the Income Tax department at Rs 1,800 crore. The money will be divided between the three agencies based on their need and size.

In April when the municipal corporation is split, North and South Delhi bodies will have 104 wards each, while east will have 64 wards — making it the smallest corporation.

“While preparing the budget, we are taking into consideration the number of wards and zones falling under each corporation, along with the density of population in each zone,” said a senior MCD official.

First Published: Feb 25, 2012 23:41 IST