JMC junk carrying city's rubbish
The garage department in Jaipur Municipal Corporation has been utilising the defunct vehicles, as old as 10 to 15 years, for garbage collection. As a result, the corporation is unable to clean the city properly. According to a JMC official, the vehicles cannot be used for collecting garbage after five to six years. Om Prakash Gurjar, chairman of garage department, said that we are using the vehicles which are 10-15 years old. We have sent the proposal for new vehicles, but the mayor has not taken any decision so far, he added. He added that five months ago, nine vehicles have come, but we do not have the permission of mayor to use them.
We are using the defunct vehicles by repairing them. When DNA correspondent tried to contact ma
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yor in this connection, she was not available. The vehicles of garage department like JCB, dumper, loader and other vehicles are too old. According to sanitation committee, there are around 256 vehicles on contract in JMC and 126 are of JMC. A JMC official informed that the contractors of garage department show more number of vehicles they are utilising and the JMC are even using the vehicles of 1990. There is no proper monitoring in garage department due to which the contractors take the benefits and do the fake entries in register even though the vehicles do not go visit the spot after complain.
Mohini Kanwar, councillor of ward no 10 said that JMC has been spending thousands of rupees on the maintenance of the defunct vehicles, out of which it can even purchase new vehicles. Moreover, the new vehicles can also be purchased after auctioning the old ones, she added. There are a number of irregularities in the garage department. After filling petrol, the vehicles do not reach the concerned ward and I have complained in this connection several times.
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