Nashik: As many as 141 builders and individuals have used the services provided by the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) to lift construction and building waste and paid the user charges.
“NMC has collected user charges of nearly Rs 2 lakh from these builders and individuals for lifting the waste,” said Kalpana Kute, the director of the NMC’s solid waste department.
The civic body started the service of lifting the construction and demolition waste at the user charges of Rs 800 per tonne from November 1 last year to find a solution to cases of construction waste being kept on the roadside and open spaces in the city.
“During the first two-and-a-half months, the NMC has lifted 258 tonne of construction and building material waste through their vehicles and placed it near the compost plant at Pathardi,” she said.
This waste will be used to make roads.
The civic body has fined 110 people for placing the construction waste on the open and collected a fine of Rs 2.6 lakh in the last three to four months. Thrice of the user charges will be slapped as fine. The number of cases of people keeping waste on the roadside has reduced after December 1 as people have started using the services.