Smart Infrastructure


Mumbai civic body’s initiative of door-to-door collection of construction debris from private properties undertaking repair or renovation work, has yielded positive results as it has not only removed over 26 metric tonnes of debris, but also earned over over Rs 25 lakh in five months.

Of the 9,700 metric tonnes of waste generated daily in Mumbai, around 2,700 metric tonnes comprises construction waste and silt.In August last year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had started a service called ‘Debris and Call’, in which citizens were given a phone number to call and ask for construction debris to be collected and systematically disposed off.

Solid Waste Management department of the BMC had launched this facility in a bid to make city clean and remove the debris lying on the streets.”Till December last year, all the 24 wards received 3,905 calls from the residents and it removed 25,244 metric tonnes of debris and earned a revenue of Rs 25.78 lakh,” BMC said in a statement.Most of the debris was collected from suburban Bhandup, Kanjurmarg, Andheri, Versova, Juhu, Vile Parle localities, it added.