Chandigarh: Municipal Corporation has decided to part with Jaypee group and will seize the operations of garbage processing plant to make way for new company. The agenda which was unanimously passed by house also constituted a six member committee to appoint a valuer to assess the salvage of plant.
Committee will work out the plans to take possession from Jaypee group and hand over to next company routed through Jaypee group. The valuer will assess salvage of the plant which will be paid to Jaypee before taking final possession of garbage plant.
MC will negotiate salvage cost paid to Jaypee with new company and if the company agrees to pay back the salvage cost to MC only then MC will agree to pay tipping fee, said MC Commissioner, Baldeo Purushartha.
“Otherwise MC will not pay tipping fee to new company as well. The action came in the wake of the orders of NGT to sort out the matter and submit report forth it within this week. We replied to NGT that if Jaypee agree to upgrade the unit to 100 per cent processing plant then MC can negotiate over paying the tipping fee. But as Jaypee refused to upgrade the plant, we have decided to pay salvage and get it reimbursed from new company,” said Purushartha.
MC constituted ommittee will be headed by Mayor and MC Commissioner including former Mayor Subhash Chawla, nominated councillor Surinder Bahga, Councillors Rajesh Raju and Sat Pal Aggarwal.
City generates 600 to 700 tonnes of garbage daily
While elaborating over the tipping fee charges to paid to the processing plant operator, Commissioner B Purushartha said that in past few days MC has discovered that actual garbage being generated in city is 500 to 600 tonnes and not as estimated earlier at 370 tons.
Purushartha said, “Now we have got our own weighbridge and all the trucks transporting garbage to the plant when weighed showed a total of 500 to 600 tons of garbage. So the previous plea of Jaypee group that not enough garbage is being generated falls flat.”
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