NMMC Commissioner Bhaskar Wankhede along with his officials paid visit to the Turbhe dumping ground. Despite being a second Saturday, when generally NMMC is closed, the new Commissioner Bhaskar Wankhede along with City Engineer Mohan Dagaonkar paid a visit to the Turbhe Dumping ground. Also present was the contractor on site, S S Khillari with whom he discussed the scientific disposal of garbage. He also interacted with the rag pickers to know if they needed any facility here. Speaking to NMTV News, Bhaskar Wankhede asmitted that the work on the ground was going very slow and expressed the need of an Air Monitoring plant, STP plant and processing unit. He ordered the administration to call for doctors for regular check ups of the rag pickers and highlighted the need of providing masks, gloves and gumboots to them. The slow pace of work going on in the Turbhe dumping ground has put a question mark on the working of the contractor SS Khillari. Khillari was given the contract in the year 2003 and since then has been working at a rate of Rs 75 per ton. While the rates have not been increased by the contractor over the years, it has raised questions on the quality of work that the contractor is providing. The question that arises is that how is the contractor working for such a low rate and whether it is giving quality of work to the administration. With cameraperson Satish Garud, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.
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