Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (AB/EP)
Mangaluru, Nov 29: The Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has planned to dispose trash of 60 wards in the corporation limits on its own instead of entrusting the work to a private company, Antony Waste Handling Cell Ltd. However, their vehicles have remained stationary after a formal inauguration event three months ago.
The MCC had bought the vehicles under Swachh Bharat Mission of the union government. As many as 153 vehicles including 107 small vehicles, 30 tippers and 16 compactors were ready for work. But they are parked at Mannagudda and Baikampady for the last three months. Some vehicles have begun rusting already. Though they were bought by the MCC, tenders are being invited for the drivers, loaders’ work, workshop and maintenance for the next three years. They need to employ the workers currently employed by Antony Waste Handling Cell Ltd and recruit more workers for extra work. As the process is delayed, Antony Waste Handling Cell Ltd is still handling the waste.
The vehicles bought for several crores should be brought to the road before they become useless due to changing climatic conditions. If not, the MCC will have to incur more expenditure for the repairs. The contract of Antony Waste Handling Cell Ltd is extended till January 2024. The MCC needs to act, putting parked vehicles to use preventing unnecessary expenditure.