In a major setback to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) efforts to bring in new garbage contractors, work has started only in six of the 80 packages tendered recently.
While the old contractors have stopped collecting garbage in some areas, new contractors are yet to start work, and resulting in accumulation of garbage in some parts of the city.
The BBMP had invited tenders for 89 packages. Of them, nine had to be re-tendered as bidders had not shown any interest during the first tender process.
Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy said the new contractors were in the process of giving demonstrations to the zonal officials of the BBMP and would start the work soon. “Old contractors are not letting the pourakarmikas work with the new contractors. This is leading to the delay,” he said.
New contractors were expected to start work in all the zones from Saturday.
In fact, the new tender process has done more harm to Yelahanka, which had one of the best waste management systems before the new tender process was started.