Book BMC, Civic Officials for Culpable Homicide: Pawaskar

A criminal case should be filed against concerned BMC officials for failing to take action against contractors, he said.

Published: 11th April 2016 05:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2016 05:03 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MUMBAI: Launching a scathing attack on Shiv Sena-BJP ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), NCP leader Kiran Pawaskar today demanded that the civic body be booked for "culpable homicide" in connection with the recent fires at the Deonar dumping ground.

He also demanded that government order probe into all garbage dumping contracts awarded in last 15 years by the BMC.

Initiating a debate on a motion (moved by the Opposition) in the State Legislative Council on Deonar dumping ground, Pawaskar said, "while BMC shows that daily 9,000-10,000 metric tonnes of garbage is dumped there, experts claim that only 6,000-7,000 metric tonnes is dumped."

He added that if Rs 250-400 per tonne is paid for dumping garbage then Rs 9 lakh is being paid in excess to contractors.

Pawaskar sought to know where this percentage of money goes.

"A criminal case should be filed against the concerned BMC officials for failing to take action against the contractors," he said.

He disclosed that between 2006-09, Global Environment Company Ltd which was given contract on BOOT (build, own, operate, transfer) basis was supposed to have constructed a compost treatment plant in Deonar dumping ground.

But in the last seven years the company did nothing more than landfilling.

"Yet no action was taken on the contractor by the BMC," he alleged.

Pawaskar further said the BMC has deposited Rs 40,000 crore revenue earned through taxes in fixed deposits.

He added that out of the Rs 417 crore for 2015-16 meant for garbage disposal only 20 per cent has been utilised. Now this money is being used for dousing Deonar fires.

A criminal case should be filed against BMC and its officials (under section 302 of IPC) for Deonar fire and also to recover the excess of money paid to contractors, he said.

Commenting on filling roads, he said Rs 350 crore was allocated towards it within last two years and all the money has been spent. Now additional allocation of Rs 109 crore is needed for works in 2016.

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