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No driver, waste collected at doorstep can’t be disposed

NOIDA: Lack of a motive force, just one running earthmover, and little time to dispose of waste — the much-hyped door-to-door garbage collection project in the town has already run into problems, slightly three months after it was once introduced.

The agency employed for the activity, Mumbai-based AG Enviro Infraprojects Pvt Ltd, claims it isn't receiving infrastructural fortify from Noida Authority. On Monday, about seven of its vans may not unload garbage till 11 am at the brief dumpsite in Sector 145 as there was once no motive force to operate the one earthmover at the website.

Further, an additional 15 vans of the Authority queued up at the same website since the latter remains to be selecting up the majority of the city’s waste. Moreover, whilst Noida Authority sanctioned three earthmovers, just one was once running on Monday, mentioned the agency.

AG Enviro Infraprojects company building officer Gaurav Kapoor mentioned their work will get stalled because the dumpsite is open just for Eight-10 hours (Eight am to six pm). The agency is not easy that the website be open for 24 hours. “We had seven vans – five tippers of 25-tonne capability every and two fastened compactor transfer station cars of 16-tonne capability — waiting at the dumpsite close to Sector 145 as the driver for the dozer (earthmover) was once not there.

“Soon, about 15 vans of the Authority also lined up, all of which have been offloaded simplest after 12.30pm as soon as the driver was once organized. Till then, the dumping website was once close. As a outcome, the second spherical of garbage disposal got not on time and was once performed simplest after three pm. Till then, waste was once mendacity untended,” mentioned Kapoor.

M D Pandey, senior project engineer, Noida Authority, denied there was once any delay in waste disposal. “I was at the dumpsite through three pm. There was once no such drawback,” mentioned Pandey.

The personal agency mentioned out of the 3 earthmovers equipped, just one was once running. “We are dealing with infrastructural issues on a daily basis. The contractual dozers refuse to work greater than five hours as they declare the gas equipped for the automobile simplest lasts for that time,” mentioned Kapoor.

According to Kapoor, small earthmovers won’t work in the long run. “We will ultimately want Poclain machines. These are bigger versions of dozers with upper capability and can throw garbage back onto mounds,” he mentioned, including that he has put ahead the demand to handle the day by day generation of waste in the town.

Noida Authority’s Pandey, in the meantime, informed TOI: “About one lot of legacy waste is already cleared from Sector 54 website. Now approximately 20,000 tonnes is left which will likely be remediated through mid-May.”

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