Temporary Solution to Brahmapuram Crisis
After the two-day-long discussion with the health authorities of the corporation, the existing contractor of the Brahmapuram plant agreed for a stop-gap arrangement till a new agency is identified for carrying out the waste treatment work of the plant. With this, the corporation has managed to avert a huge waste management crisis that was staring in its face on Wednesday.
The crisis related to the plant was looming above corporation’s head for some time now. The existing tender of the plant is set to expire on coming Saturday and the current contractor, Environ Green, was reportedly unwilling to continue unless the corporation extended its tender with the company.
But according to corporation authorities, it would have been improper to renew the agreement with the company as it had won a renewal contract for the last financial year.
This year, the corporation felt that the renewal should be done by inviting a global tender.
To renew the contract without bidding would invite criticism in future for giving unfair advantages to the private company, said sources in the corporation health department.
The corporation was providing `4 crore yearly to the company for running the plant.
As the company was unwilling to continue, a standoff remained in the corporation.
The first meeting with the company officials had failed on Tuesday but in the second round of discussions held on Wednesday, the company agreed to continue as per the request of the corporation.