The civic administration’s bid to appoint a private agency to collect and transport construction debris and recycle the waste has received poor response. There have been many complaints against construction debris being disposed along the roadsides. Currently, the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) does not have a proper system for disposal of construction and demolition waste.
Despite lagging behind in this aspect during the cleanliness survey, Nashik city bagged the 11th rank in the country and second in the state among the top clean cities under the Swachh Survekshan 2020.
NMC has plans to appoint an agency for collection, transportation, processing and management of construction and demolition waste on design, build, operate and transfer (DBOR) basis.
“We had invited bids last month and two agencies had submitted the bids. However, both the agencies could not fulfil the conditions of the bid. Hence, we are simplifying the bid conditions so that maximum agencies can participate in the bidding process,” said NMC officials. “We are in the process of floating a fresh bid. The bid will be floated soon,” added officials.
The NMC will provide the land where the contractor can recycle the construction, demolition waste. The construction waste, which is unusable and cannot be recycled, is to be placed at the dumping ground identified by the municipal corporation.