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Hunt for cleanliness monitor

Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Wednesday moved to appoint a new expert group that will monitor the cleanliness services being provided by A2Z Waste Management Pvt. Ltd.

To be called “project engineer”, the agency will replace Tetra Tech India Ltd.

It will keep an eye on A2Z’s jobs right from door-to-door collection of solid waste, sweeping of roads and streets, cleaning of drains, collection of garbage from across the city and transport of the same to Jhiri, the dumping ground near Ratu. Engineers and experts of the firm will then certify the works conducted by A2Z, following which RMC will clear its bills.

RMC chief executive officer Dipankar Panda said the “project engineer” would also be responsible for verifying designs of any kind of construction undertaken by A2Z and approve the same.

While the last date of receiving bids is October 18, the civic body will open the technical bids the same day. The name of the selected group will be announced the next day.

A2Z Waste Management Pvt. Ltd started cleaning work in the state capital from February last year, just before the start of the 34th National Games.

Tetra Tech India Ltd was roped in to monitor the works that ranged from verification and approval of the upcoming solid waste management plant at Jhiri to day-to-day jobs carried out by A2Z Waste Management Plant.

However, Tetra Tech’s two-year tenure got over in August this year. Hence, the civic body is scouting for a new firm to play the advisor’s role for RMC.

“Though the firm will play advisor to RMC, it will be paid by A2Z Waste Management for services rendered according to an agreement under the solid waste management project in Ranchi,” said Arun Singh, general manager of A2Z Waste Management Pvt Ltd (Ranchi).

The different structures of the upcoming solid waste management plant at Jhiri, which is being constructed by A2Z Waste Management Pvt Ltd on behalf of the civic body, had been verified by Tetra Tech India Ltd. The new agency will have to oversee the construction of the Jhiri plant too.