STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

No ‘takers’ in Council for new garbage by-law

Councillors allege that BBMP chief knocked the doors of state government even before consulting them

Published: 22nd September 2012 10:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2012 10:14 AM   |  A+A-

Mayor-D-Venkatesh-Murthy

With only a few  days left to implement the new rule - compulsory segregation of waste at source-councillors, seemed to be disinterested in passing the new garbage bylaw in the council.

At a special meeting held on Friday to discuss the new garbage by-law, councillors seemed to be more interested in opposing the garbage tender that was floated on Tuesday midnight.

Ruling party leader Nagaraju alleged that there were no changes in the conditions of the new tender.

“The tender has been called for, from the class one contractors. The tender document has a reference to the experience of sweepers and RC book of transporting lorries. Bidders have been asked to produce a solvency certificate of Rs 50,000 per ward. This will only encourage the old contractors who are part of garbage mafia to participate in the tender process. New bidders are unlikely to participate,” he claimed.

He added there are only 200 Class One contractors, 500 Class Two contractors and more than 3,000 Class Three contractors in the city. “Why can’t the tender be modified and allow Class Three contractors to participate in the process? They can be given a ward,” he suggested.

‘Engagement after Wedding’

Opposition leader M K Gunashekar, adrressing Commissioner Goel said, “When you have taken the state government’s approval, why are you bringing up the topic in  the council now? This is like conducting an engagement after the wedding is over. What is the need to call for the tender in haste?”

“This is violation of Karnataka Muncipal Corporation Act. The KMC is supreme. If any project is pending before the council for more than three months, the commissioner has powers to take state government’s approval. In this case, the matter was not discussed before the council at all,” he accused.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp