As the dumping ground in Mulund is to be closed, the open land will be used again. For doing this work, the BMC has appointed a Gujarat-based company as a consultant and it will pay Rs 7 crore to the consultant. This indicates that companies from other states are moving towards Mumbai to earn even from the garbage.
The BMC has been implementing the garbage management project at Mulund and it has appointed the Mitcon Consultancy and Engineers Services Limited as a consultant for this project. The city generates 9000 metric tonne garbage every day and this garbage is dumped at dumping yards in Deonar, Mulund and Kanjur Marg. As the limit of dumping yard ground in Mulund to absorb garbage is almost over, the BMC has decided to reclaim this land by conducting a scientific process on garbage. The BMC had invited tenders for the appointment of consultant for this work. The tender of Mitcon Consultancy and Engineers Services Limited was selected as it got appointed as the consultant.
This would be the first of its kind project in the country. No company has experience of such kind of work and hence the civic body has taken help of the consultant, said deputy municipal commissioner (solid waste management department) Vijay Balamwar in the said proposal.
The said company will advise the BMC regarding the budget of work as per the technology to be used this work. The consultancy will also help the civic body in getting different permissions, manage works and guide contractors to complete the proposed work.
In 2009, the BMC had awarded a contract to Ms. Tatva Global Renewable Energy Company Private Limited for scientific management of garbage on dumping grounds. As the company did not carry out any work in Deonar and Mulund, the contract was cancelled in 2015.
Nearly 2000 metric tonne garbage is dumped every day at Mulund dumping yard
The capacity of this dumping ground has already ended
The BJP has vehemently taken up the demand for closure of Mulund dumping yard
The reclaimed land is likely to be used for housing projects
Around 3 to 4 years will be required to reclaim the dumping ground land