For the first time, the BMC has proposed the mechanised cleaning of the Eastern Freeway as well as Santacruz-Chembur Link Road once a week at a cost of Rs 94 lakhs for two years.
These roads will be cleaned using the manning-mopping technique everyday and mechanically once a week. The proposal will be tabled before the civic standing committee on Wednesday and only if it is approved, will it be implemented.
"Both the roads, despite being built by MMRDA, fall under the development plan. Therefore, it is the BMC’s responsibility to ensure their cleanliness. Considering the traffic and the amount of solid waste generated on these roads everyday, the BMC has decided to appoint a contractor…" the proposal put up by the department in front of the committee reads.
The BMC has zeroed in on a contractor and a final rate of Rs 6621 per day for manning-mopping and Rs 32,444 per week has been fixed. Besides, the proposal mandates that during visits of VIPs, cleaning will be done 25 per cent more frequently. The final cost for two years comes to Rs 94,13,285 for a total area (two roads) of 6,62,124 sq metres.