Hyderabad: Garbage shifting from transfer stations resumed on Saturday, a day after the exercise was suspended due to expiry of the contract with trucks involved in transporting the waste to the Jawaharnagar dump yard from the stations.
There are 17 transfer stations across the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits and garbage shifting from the stations to Jawaharnagar was suspended after the contract with nearly 175 trucks expired on December 31.
As a result, heaps of garbage had piled up on the roads leading to the transfer stations on Friday. With the holding capacity at a few stations turning full, Swacch autos also dumped the waste on the roads near the stations.
Every day, nearly 6000 metric tonnes of municipal solid waste is generated in the city. About 175 trucks are used by the municipal corporation to shift the waste from transfer stations to the dump yard at Jawaharnagar. The truck operators are hired for their services by the municipal corporation.
Things got settled after truck operators claimed that municipal corporation officials orally assured to extend their contracts. When Telangana Today tried to get clarity on the issue from GHMC officials, there was no response from Health and Sanitation officials.
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