Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to collect monthly user fees for garbage collection from city residents, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, govt quarters, educational institutions and those found littering public place would be fined Rs 200.
At present, no user fees are collected from the residents for door-to-door garbage collection. According to the law, residential households will have to pay between Rs 50 and Rs 200 per month per unit.
Like the residential houses, traders will also have to pay the user fees for their business establishments for solid waste management. Independent shops or those in shopping malls will have to pay between Rs 100 and Rs 500 per month.
The hotels, dhabas on highways, wine shops, godowns and warehouses, various types of educational institutions, health care units, theatre halls and multiplexes, beauty parlours, saloons and spas, showrooms, service centres and garages, kalyan mandaps, hostels, industries, printing press, government and private offices and petrol pumps have been brought under this user fee collection system.
Last week, the state housing and urban development department approved the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation’s proposals. The department is making an amendment to the BMC Regulation on User Charges (Amendment), 2014. Once the law department approves it, the proposals will be implemented.