Work on Rs 150-cr plant expected to begin in Jan 2024, to be completed in 15 months
Notably, the state government has chosen to abandon the 500-tonne capacity waste-to-energy plant, originally proposed in 2012.
Of the eight firms that submitted bids, only two were qualified for the work: Bhumi and Zigma Global Environ Solutions Pvt Ltd.
Experts, councillors visited the plant in Pune to assess its functioning and submitted reports
Speaking about the fire that ravaged the dumpyard in March, District Collector N S K Umesh said measures will be taken to prevent such incidents.
The corporation secretary assured that the local body will be able to complete the entire exercise for the BSF project before August 26.
Ernakulam MLA T J Vinod speaks to TNIE on waste manangement, KSRTC bus stand, tourism, politics, and more.
Firms currently involved in collecting and treating city’s waste have plants in other districts.
Filth is Kochi’s baggage. A city endowed with incredible natural beauty is undone by stinking canals and wayside trash pileups—a disgraceful legacy of apathetic civic management over the years.
The local body faced criticism for malfunctioning hydrants during the fire incident on March 2, 2023.
The local body may now approach another Suchitwa Mission-shortlisted firm for waste management, as it would be difficult to manage with just two firms, the mayor added.