Bhubaneswar: Roads and streets of Bhubaneswar will soon turned out to be cleaner without dust as the much-awaited mechanical sweeping in the city will start from the first week of October.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) took the decision today, aiming to make the city’s stretches cleanest before the Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018, scheduled to be held between November 28 and December 16.
The modern technology used in the mechanical sweeping machine would ensure the management of suspended particulate matters (SPM) as the machines would use vacuum technology so that they can reduce the SPM level. This would also help in reducing respiratory diseases as well.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) after finalising tenders for an 80-km stretch in the city in two packages, has awarded the work to M/S Pro Power Sweepers Private Ltd and M/S Lion Services Private Ltd (JV) under Package- I of 37 km and M/S United Air Express under Package-II of 43.5 km.
As per the provisions, the operator has to deploy at least two mechanical sweeping machines and shall ensure that the work of cleaning be undertaken preferably during the night hours i.e. between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am when traffic density is minimum. However, depending on the requirement the said timings can also be changed by BMC.
Along with the mechanical sweeping during the night hours, manual sweeping will also be carried out in order to ensure cleaning of the major roads and the agencies would also be responsible to carry out cleaning of the construction and demolition waste and deposit them at the respective sites near Pokhariput and Patia, besides depositing the normal waste at the temporary transit station (TTS) near Sainik School.
Road survey for debris shall be carried in a mobile inspection van once in a day by the operator. The operator shall ensure removal of the waste within 6 hours after such incident has been brought to its notice.
As per the scope of the work described in the tender, the operators have to ensure cleaning of signage, street furniture and statues along with the mechanical and manual sweeping work.
The Package-I of 37 km includes the road stretch from KIIT Square to Jayadev Vihar Square, CRP Square to Power House Square, Stewart School Square to
Delta Square, Governor House Square to Gopabandhu Square, Gopabandhu Square to Siripur Square, Gopabandhu Square to Paika Nagar Square, Delta Square to Fire Station Square, Governor House Square to Ganganagar Square, Delta Square to Ganganagar Square, Jayadev Vihar Square to Governor House Square, KIIT Square to Sikharchandi Square, Sikharchandi Square to Infosys Square, Patia Square to Infosys Square, IRC Village Ring Road (CRP Square – Ekamra Kanan – Jayadev Vihar Square), Khandagiri Square – Rasulgarh Square NH.
Similarly, the Package-II includes State Museum Square to Garage Chhak, Acharya Vihar Square to Airport Square, Vani Vihar Square to Sishu Bhavan Square, New Airport Square to Airport Circle, Kalpana Square to Governor House Square, Ganganagar Square to Sishu Bhavan Square, Sishu Bhavan Square to Capital Hospital Square, Mausima Temple Square to Sishu Bhavan Square, Punama Gate Square to Badhei Banka Square, Punama Gate Square to Forest Park bus stop, Mausima Square to Badheibanka Square, Mausima Temple Square to State Museum Square, Badheibanka Square to Garage Chhak Square, Rasulgarh Square to Kalpana Square, Kalpana Square to State Museum
Square, LIC Square to Ganganagar Square, Patel Marg, Madhusudan Marg, Ravindra Mandap Square to 120 Battalion Square, Nicco Park Square to Maharsi College Square, Khandagiri Square to Lingaraj Station Gate, Lingaraj Station Gate to Punama Gate Flyover, Acharya Vihar Square to Kalinga Hospital Square and Press Square to Omfed Square.