South corp issues notice to Dwarka garbage contractor
After getting complaints of shoddy garbage management by the private concessionaire in Dwarka, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has initiated the process of questioning the contractor.delhi Updated: Jul 15, 2012 23:11 IST
After getting complaints of shoddy garbage management by the private concessionaire in Dwarka, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has initiated the process of questioning the contractor.
According to Rajesh Gehlot, chairman, Standing Committee, South Corporation, the civic body has sent a showcause notice to Ramky asking them why its contract should not be terminated.
"The decision to send the notice was taken following complaints that the private concessionaire has not been collecting and disposing of household garbage regularly over the past one year in Dwarka," said Gehlot.
In 2009, the unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) had outsourced garbage collection and management to Ramky for Civil Lines and Rohini Zones along with Dwarka.
Gehlot said that his corporation had warned the private concessionaire that if it did not do their job then the contract in Rohini and Civil Lines zones may also be terminated. "We have already asked them to follow the line in Dwarka or face action in the two zones of North Corporation," added Gehlot.
CK Rejimon, president of Dwarka Forum, said that they had been complaining to the corporation about the garbage situation for a long time.
"The agreement between Ramky and the unified MCD was about door-to-door collection and garbage segregation but the clauses are not being met," he said.
A manager from Ramky, however, said that they had not received any notice and had been doing their job well.
"We have been successfully keeping Dwarka clean. As for the door-to-door collection, our vehicles collect garbage every day. If sometimes due to unavoidable circumstances, the work of clearing garbage is delayed, there is a redressal cell where people can complain," he said.
First Published: Jul 15, 2012 23:10 IST