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Nagpur set to become 'bin-free'

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai/ Nagpur 

Nagpur may soon be a 'bin-free' city. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation has cleared a proposal to award the work of collecting trash from the doorsteps of citizens to Infrastructure Leasing & Finance Services (IL&FS), New Delhi, and the Centre for Development Communication (CDC), Nagpur, for a period of ten years.
The two had quoted Rs 449 per tonne, which was the lowest bid. The civic body had called for tenders three times.
According to the standing committee, if the NMC had undertaken the work, it would have cost it Rs 235 crore over a period of ten years. But with this, it would be able to cut its costs by almost half over the next decade. IL&FS and CDC would soon purchase 550 carts to start the work.

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First Published: Wed, December 26 2007. 00:00 IST