Waste Management In Noida: Door-To-Door Service To Start By December
One of the major causes that ail the Noida real estate market and hampers the day-to-day functioning of the residents is the mismanagement of waste. Issues of not having a permanent landfill site and the Noida Authority collecting only dry waste- Noida residents have been facing the problem for long.
According to estimates, the city produces over 600 metric tonne of solid waste every day. However, there has been no mechanism to collect this waste from every household.
Now, to now make waste collection a seamless process, Noida administration has hired a Mumbai-based company to provide door-to-door service. The private company, AG Enviro Infra Project, has been hired for 10 years at a cost of Rs 306 crore.
The company was selected through a global tender and will start work by December 2018. It was earlier in January this year that the Noida administration had estimated a cost of Rs 400 crore to tender the project to a private company.
According to a Noida administration official, “The company will use its own resources, including men and machines, to do the work, with the allocated funds by the authority”.
According to official estimates, all sectors in Noida will be covered under this door-to-door operation. The garbage will be collected before 10 am in the morning and the residents will have to segregate waste at their end.
The waste collected will be dumped at Mubarakpur in Noida’s Sector 145 and will then be converted into refuse-derived fuel (RDF).
A fee will also be levied for this collection. This fee will vary between Rs 25 and Rs 10,000 depending upon the volume of the garbage being dumped.
For the residents of government and private houses the charges have been set between Rs 25 and Rs 100, while the residents living in the highrise buildings will have to pay between Rs 50 and Rs 150.
The residents of the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and gated communities will have to pay Rs 30. For commercial operations the fee levied is different. Hotels and restaurants will pay Rs 500 to Rs 3,000 while the educational and healthcare institutions will have to shell out between Rs 250 and Rs 5,000.
For industries, including micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), workshops, service centres and factories, the fee will be between Rs 500 and Rs 10,000 depending on the size of the unit. Metro stations, railway stations and bus terminals will have to pay between Rs 2,500 and Rs 5,000 for the facility.
Meanwhile, in Delhi, the stage has been set to provide door-to-door services by the state government. Starting September 10, Delhiites will be able to enjoy 40 services delivered at their doorstep. Ahead of the launch, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government is reviewing the status of the implementation.