New Delhi: Following irregularities in lifting of garbage, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has slapped a fine to the tune of Rs 91.11 lakh on the Delhi Municipal Solid Waste Management Solution Limited (DMSWMSL) which is responsible for the work. The civic agency has paid more than Rs 33 crore to the company in just two years.

Aware of the fact that the garbage was not lifted from the streets, both the sides are pointing fingers at each other.

However, the DMSWMKL responsible for lifting garbage from Dwarka, Rohini and Civil Lines stated MCD’s action as a cover up.

The MCD has awarded a two-year contract to the company and it is lifting the garbage since January 2010.

Due to anomalies in the garbage picking, president of Dwarka Forum Regimen CK had filed a RTI in order to know the conditions while awarding the contract.

Replying to the RTI application, the MCD answered that from the time of awarding the contract till March 31, 2011, around Rs 33 crore was paid to the company and a fine of Rs 91.11 lakh slapped.

The petitioner said if the MCD had paid the company, why was the garbage still lying on the streets.

According to a senior officer in DMSWMKL, the company was working within the norms of the contract yet the MCD was pinning blame on it.

Meanwhile, MCD Public Relations Director Deep Mathur said the fine has been slapped as there were irregularities in lifting of the garbage.

JPN/Bureau