Expect cleaner beaches this monsoon in Mumbai
BMC hired Spectron Engineers Private Limited (SEPL), to keep Juhu beach clean. It is likely to get appointed for cleaning Versova beach as well.mumbai Updated: May 28, 2018 13:05 IST
You can expect beaches to remain cleaner this monsoon as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has incorporated stricter norms and higher penalty charges against firms hired for cleaning the beaches.
BMC hired Spectron Engineers Private Limited (SEPL), to keep Juhu beach clean. It is likely to get appointed for cleaning Versova beach as well.
“Instead of 20 labourers, the contractor will have to use up to 60 labourers now. Each beach will have three Beach Tech machines from Germany. Beaches must be cleaned before morning walkers arrive,” said an official from BMC’s solid waste department. BMC will levy ₹10 for each metre of beach left dirty as against ₹1 charged earlier. “The new contract starts from June 4 for Juhu beach while for Versova it starts from August 1,” said assistant municipal commissioner Prashant Gaikwad. SEPL is expected to keep the 4-km Juhu beach clean for six years for ₹20 crore, he added. Suraj Gonsalves, head of marketing, Spectron Engineers, said, “The new machines will help remove trash as well as oil and tar balls from sand.”