Guwahati: Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Mayor Mrigen Sarania on May 23 informed about a hike in monthly fees for garbage collection in the city.
An inspection drive was carried out by the mayor and deputy mayor of Guwahati who visited several areas of the city to conduct an inspection of municipality employees.
As per reports, an inspection of the works done at various areas near the Uzan Bazar locality of Guwahati was conducted by Mayor Sarania who was accompanied by Deputy Mayor Smita Roy.
Mayor Mrigen Sarania, while addressing the media, informed about a hike in fees for garbage collection.
He said that the monthly tariff for garbage collection in Guwahati will be increased from the month of June and will be raised from Rs 30 to Rs 50 per month.
He added that the hike in the monthly garbage collection rates will be done for the first time in around 14 years.
The Mayor further added that non-governmental organizations will be assigned with the responsibility of cleaning up the city from the first week of June onwards.
"The employees, around 80-90 of them are supposed to arrive to duty by 7 am. We divide them ward-wise for better efficiency," Mayor Sarania said while speaking further on the inspection.
"But today it is evident that they come late to duty. They come at around 10 am for duty which is unacceptable," he added.
"Since it is labour intensive job, we can accomodate maybe two-hour gaps for them, but anything more than that is unacceptable," he further added.
"All of our workforce are supplied by labourers. I would like to warn them that such behavior will not be entertained," the GMC Mayor said while issuing a stern warning to contractors who supply labourers to the GMC.