GOA: The Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) is in the process of constructing 34 waste transfer stations in all its 25 wards to curb the menace of cattle and dogs spilling garbage from the bins kept at dumping points. Once the garbage is collected in the bins, they will be kept locked in tin sheds till the waste is cleared the next day.
MMC councillor Deepak Naik, who is a former MMC chairperson, said, “The garbage menace has become a major issue. In my ward, especially in front of the Baina fish market, the waste lies strewn all over the road.” “The project is to build 34 transfer stations, each costing Rs 1.24 lakh. The construction has already begun. But at a few places, people are objecting. Each waste transfer station will have a concrete floor, poles of iron and the structure and roof of tin sheets,” MMC chief Nandadeep Raut said.
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