Clean Mumbai drive: BMC to buy 20,000 dustbins for Rs 3.76 crore

Sep 01, 2014, 14:48 IST | Laxman Singh

15,500 of these dustbins will be given to corporators for their respective wards; the remaining will be distributed among BMC's conservancy staff

In its bid to keep the city clean, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to purchase 20,000 dustbins, before the culmination of the current financial year.

The BMC has been purchasing these easy-to-use dustbins for the last seven years

The proposal of buying these green-coloured bins — each with a carrying capacity of 120 litres — will be put before the Standing Committee for approval today.

The civic body would be spending Rs 3.76 crore to purchase the dustbins. Of the 20,000 dustbins, 15,500 would be given to the corporators and the remaining 4,500 would be distributed among the BMC’s conservancy staff.

The corporators would be responsible for installing the bins on school premises, housing societies, and public places, among other locations. The civic body has been purchasing these easy-to-use dustbins for the last seven years. The current contract for supplying the bins expired on July 21.

Additional Municipal Commissioner Mohan Adtani said, “We will get these dustbins in the next few months, once the Standing Committee approves the proposal. The remaining formalities have been completed.”

More the better
At present, installation of 10,000 steel dustbins, across the city, is in progress. The civic body had kept aside over Rs 5 crore for purchase of these bins.

Rs 1,853
Amount BMC would be spending per dustbin

Number of corporators in the city

Number of wards in the city

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