Mangalore, September 3: Mangalore city is progressing rapidly; in addition to the increasing population, the garbage Management of the city ought to be done in a specialised way. A step has been taken towards handling Solid Waste Management of Mangalore in an organized way. For this purpose, a 7-year agreement has been signed recently between Mangalore City Corporation and Antony Waste Handling Cell Private Limited, a Mumbai based company.
The project is the first of its kind in Karnataka and comes as a boon for the city which lacks a proper Solid Waste Management system. Hence forth, transporting garbage in open trucks will come to an end and the city dwellers will be relieved.
On this occasion, Mr Mahabala Marla Mayor of Mangalore City Corporation and Mr Jose Jacob, managing director of Antony Waste Handling Cell Private Limited exchanged the agreement in the presence of Commissioner in-charge Gokul Das Nayak, Health Officer Dr Manjayya Shetty and Haridas Salian and Jason Paul, senior corporator’s of Mangalore City Corporation were present.
Features of the New Project:
It is the first of its kind to be developed in Karnataka State
Antony Waste Handling Cell Private Limited will invest approximately Rs 7 Crore on Vehicles for this Project in Mangalore and will submit a Performance Bank Guarantee of approximately Rs 5 Crore.
The agreement is for a period of 7 years with current estimate of approximately 200 Tonnes of waste per day with an approximate value of Rs 18 Crore billing per year.
100% door to door collection from entire 60 wards covering 90% of the properties using hydraulic vehicles of the types of Auto-tipper/refuse collectors etc.
100% Deployment of Hydraulic operated secondary collection vehicles to abolish the current system of open trucks.
The agreement also covers sanitation works namely sweeping street, vegetation cutting, de-siltation of storm water drains (<1.0m width), foot path/divider cleaning, maintaining sanitation of open space /building maintained by MCC.
Mechanized sweeping in South zone for a stretch of 25 km/day.
Beach cleaning in North Zone.
Adopting GPS technology to all the secondary collection vehicles, recording the real time fuel level and vehicle location.
All the vehicles/equipments to be deployed operated and maintained at the cost of the contractor.
Collection of user-fee charges through SWM Cess by the City Corporation.
The concept aims at implementing the MSW (Rules and regulations), 2000 on cent basis- avoiding multiple handling of garbage, door to door collection, GPS system.
Review on Antony Waste Handling Cell Private Limited (AWHCPL)
Antony Waste Handling Cell Private Limited (AWHCPL) – part of the ANTONY Group of Companies, is a leader in Municipal Solid Waste Management Services in India. The Company has in the past provided solid waste management services in more than twenty municipalities in India and in overseas market.
The company is also the recipient of the first ever Frost and Sullivan awards hosted in India for leadership position in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in 2009. AWHCPL has in the past provided significant municipal support function in the NCR and Mumbai metropolitan region. It has also formed a JV with Brazil’s leading solid waste management company, Lara Central De Tratamento De Residuos, Brazil. This venture provides global technology access for the company, which has helped AWHCPL to start executing India’s largest waste processing facility in India. This is a 25 year contract of Rs 4,500 Crores for waste processing awarded by Mumbai Municipal Corporation at a capital expenditure of approximately Rs 300 crores. The plant at full capacity will process 7,500 Tonnes per Day of waste.
AWHCPL’s activities cover the following sectors:
Mechanized primary and secondary collection of MSW
Transportation of MSW
Mechanized Road sweeping
Mechanized Refuse Transfer Station
Material Separation and Processing
Engineered Sanitary Landfills – Development of closure plan, re-vegetation and long term post closure care.
All kind of Municipal Solid Waste infra-structure supply and installations.