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Treasure Island shells out Rs 60,000 to IMC

TACITLY ADMITTING to wrongdoing the Treasure Island management on Saturday shelled out Rs 60,000 to the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) to cart off overflowing waste on a temporary basis.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2006 13:46 IST

TACITLY ADMITTING to wrongdoing the Treasure Island management on Saturday shelled out Rs 60,000 to the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) to cart off overflowing waste on a temporary basis.

Bowing to public outrage multiplex owners have also agreed to build a polyurethane fluoride (PUF) coated insulating wall around power transformers to reduce noise emission levels.

During an inspection tour on March 6 the Corporation had granted multiplex owners a week’s time to clean up their sewage discharge act, after neighbouring residents complained that waste generated at the premises was being released onto the streets.

Multiplex owners have also declared their willingness to enter into a contract with the Corporation for undertaking sewage and garbage disposal in return for monthly fees of Rs 1.20 lakh.

The proposal is likely to be put up for approval at the next Mayor-in-Council (MiC) meeting. The proposal calls for the Corporation to provide two vehicles to cart sewage waste from the MG Road multiplex and an equal number for collecting garbage and dumping it at the Devguradia trenching ground.

In return, Treasure Island owners would pay the civic body a sum of Rs 1.20 lakh per month, Rs 60,000 each for garbage collection and sewage disposal. The multiplex management would be charged Rs 1,000 for each additional trip made by the vehicles.

Excessive noise emission levels, the other grouse of persons residing near the multiplex also moved a step closer to resolution with the management agreeing to build a canopy over the four transformers on the premises.

At a meeting attended by Pollution Control Board officials and residents of Megh and Amber apartment blocks, part of the Shangrila Apartments Co-op Housing Society to the rear of the multiplex, Treasure Island owners also agreed to raise the height of the real wall by 5 feet to check noise pollution.

The PCB officials also carried out a decibel level check on the transformers on the occasion. Test results stood at 62 decibel, which, although under the permissible daytime limits for commercial areas (65 decibels) is considerably more than allowed for residential neighbourhoods.

“If the canopy and wall does not help then we shall probe other ways of reducing the emission levels,” said Junior Scientist A Vyas, who headed the MPPCB team that carried out noise emission tests at the multiplex.

First Published: Mar 17, 2006 13:46 IST