Gurugram: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) demanded from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) payment for the expenses incurred on clearing National Highway-48 of construction and demolition (C&D) waste.
The MCG wrote to the project director of the NHAI to this effect.
Earlier, MCG workers picked up 480 tonnes of the waste from alongside the National Highway. In a letter written to Ashok Sharma project director, NHAI, Indrajeet Kulharia, joint commissioner (headquarters), the MCG, stressed on the payment.
Reminding Sharma of the plea made by the MCG in the past to the NHAI to lift the C&D waste, Kulharia said that since it (the NHAI) did nothing on its part to clear the highway, the MCG had to take the initiative.
"Consequently, the C&D waste was picked up from various places by the civic body from February 10 to February 22 and transferred it to waste processing plant in Basai. The cost of which is to be borne by NHAI," said an MCG official.
According to the MCG, a bill amounting to Rs 1,72,800 has been sent to the NHAI against the lifting of 480 tonnes of C&D at a rate of Rs. 360 per tonne.
The letter also cited a provision to impose a penalty of Rs 5,000 for violation of C&D Waste Management Rule-2016.