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City may have to wait a little longer to get underground dustbins

DEHRADUN: The city may have to wait a little longer to get underground dustbins. The project which aims to install 80 underground bins at 32 sites is likely to miss its deadline of April 31. Officials from the nagar nigam said that more than half of the construction work is still left. “As of now, the chosen sites have been dug up but the bins are yet to be installed,” said a nigam official.

The project is being executed by a Bangalore-based company at the cost of Rs 3 crore. The company has already been issued two notices in the past six months for slow progress.

“However, the company will be fined if the project fails to meet the deadline. We are also trying to get commercial properties in the city like malls and hotels to install underground dustbins within their premises,” he said.

Dr Kailash Gunjyal, health officer, Dehradun nagar nigam, said, “In some sites, civic departments did not grant approval so alternate locations had to be identified which led to the delay. We are hopeful that work would be completed by the end of the month.”

The bins made of stainless steel will measure 3, 2.5 and 1.5 cubic metres in capacity. Cranes will lift trash from the underground bins and deposit it in the vehicles which will transport it to the trenching ground. The bins will be fitted with sensors that provide information on capacity of the structures.

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