The Chandigarh MC is all set to launch the second phase of segregation at source and waste collection through its two-bin garbage-lifting vehicles on March 1.
In the first phase, which was launched in December, vehicles replaced rehris in Sector 1-30.
Now, the MC will cover the remaining sectors too. The collection charges will be added to the water bills of households.
“We signed an MoU with the waste collectors today. From Monday, the second phase will be launched covering the entire city for waste collection through our vehicles,” confirmed MC Commissioner KK Yadav.
The MC also promised them 10 per cent annual hike in wages. Officials said it does not imply that they would collect this increased charges from the residents, but would make arrangements from the civic body’s own system.
Source: The Tribune