JAIPUR: The tussle between the garbage collection firm and Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) was out in the open on Monday. The firm gave an ultimatum that if their pending dues of more than Rs 100 crore are not cleared, they will stop the garbage collection program in the Pink City , Tuesday onwards.
An emergency meeting was called up by the JMC officials and finally it was decided within a week Rs 24 crore due for 2019 year will be cleared and by May 15, 2019, all their dues deducting the penalty will be cleared. After the assurance has been given to the firm officials, firm agreed to continue the garbage collection program.
Vishnu Lahta, mayor of Jaipur city said, "As per the contract, their dues will be cleared. The garbage collection will not be hampered in the city at all."
This has been long a standing demand of the firm that JMC is not clearing their dues and they have been facing losses. A few days back, bank forfeited around 15 vehicles of the firm for not paying the loan instalments. They had even said that the firm has been picking up around 1500 tonne to 1800 tonne of garbage which is higher than what was agreed in the contract.
JMC denies the claims made by the firm but agrees to the part that the cleanliness drive in the state has been affected in the city. A few days back, mayor sent a letter to the election commission asking permission for organising a meeting to monitor the sanitation and cleanliness condition in the city which has been severely affected.