Mangaluru, Feb 29, 2016 : The MCC has identified two acres of government land at Kunjathbail on Survey Number 38/1A for the dumping of the construction debris. Once approved the problem of dumping of the construction debris to the landfill site at Pacchanady will be solved, Commissioner Dr H N Gopalakrishna said. The city will have a separate site for dumping of construction debris shortly and the city corporation council has given its nod for fee to be charged from the public for the disposal of debris at the designated place.
The contractors are dumping construction debris besides the road sides in the city and on highways due to lack of identified sites for the purpose. The dumping of such debris has become a menace in the city. The identification of separate site will minimise accumulation of garbage at Pachchanady, he added.
The city corporation has decided to use an abandoned quarry pit for dumping of debris according to the guidelines of the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules 2000. As per the directions of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board notification (KSPCB), the city corporation has sought approval from the KSPCB for the dumping of the construction debris at the identified sites. The officials at KSPCB, Mangaluru, have sent the proposal to the head office of the board for its approval.
The city corporation council has fixed a fee of Rs 3 per square foot debris dumping from construction owners. Those who want to dump the debris should pay the fee at the civic body’s office.
The fee collected will be used for the maintenance of the dumping site. It has been decided to collect the fee for dumping debris when the building owner comes to the city corporation seeking licence for the building. Even the silt removed from drains will also be transported to the site at Kunjathbail, instead of the landfill site at Pachchanady.
Some corporators said KSPCB could have given its approval here itself instead of writing it to the head office as the abandoned quarry needs to be filled up according to the DC’s directions.