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In order to scientifically deal with construction debris, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has launched the “Debris on Call” service. The civic body has also issued a mobile phone number where citizens can call and raise debris for the scientific management of the construction and demolition (C&D) plant set up by NMMC.

Meanwhile, the civic body has warned contractors and builders not to throw debris in the city and if the civic body finds a violation of the order, it will take strict action.

The civic body has emphasized the separation of wet, dry and hazardous waste at source. In accordance with the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Management (C&D) Waste Management Rules 2016, all construction debris comprising building materials, debris and rubble resulting from the construction, remodeling, repair and demolition of any civil structures must be disposed of properly to reduce environmental impact.

The civic body has set up a “C&D waste treatment project” at the site of the solid waste management science project in Turbhe.

“From now on, citizens can bring the debris directly to the plantation. If citizens do not have the opportunity to bring the debris to the plant, they can contact the hotline number and the debris will be lifted by the contractor,” said an official from the solid waste management department. . He added that citizens will have to pay very little to transport the debris to the plant. Debris on Call’s mobile number is 8591256150.

Meanwhile, Civic Leader Abhijit Bangar appealed to the citizens that the citizens of Navi Mumbai should always be involved in maintaining a clean and beautiful image and help in dealing with the debris generated by the civil works .

However, the city administration has warned contractors and builders in particular not to dump construction debris elsewhere. “If they are discovered dumping construction debris anywhere other than the C&D project site, the company will take action,” the official said.

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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2022, 6:41 PM IST