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BMC removes 11,500 kg trash after T20 celebrations

After the victory parade concluded and most of the fans left, Marine Drive was covered in litter, including plastic bottles, chip wrappers, cups, paper, clothing, shoes, and sandals, lost in the chaos of the excited crowd.

News Arena Network - Mumbai - UPDATED: July 5, 2024, 08:16 PM - 2 mins read

BMC removes 11,500 kg trash after T20 celebrations

BMC removes 11,500 kg trash after T20 celebrations

The civic body plans to send the waste, including recyclable materials collected from five small jeeps containing shoes and slippers, for reprocessing.


Following a massive turnout of Mumbaikars to celebrate the Indian Cricket Team’s T20 World Cup victory, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cleared a staggering 11,500 kg (11.5 metric tonnes) of waste from the Marine Drive area the next day.

 

An official from the BMC mentioned, “The extensive crowds hindered our cleanliness efforts at various points. Regardless, we managed to finish the clean-up by 8 am. By that time, we had cleared and loaded the waste onto one compactor, one dumper, and five SCBVs. Much of the waste loaded onto the smaller vehicles consisted of bulky, low-weight materials,” said a senior civic official.

 

During an all-night operation, the civic body deployed its employees along with 25 laborers recruited through NGOs to ensure that the littered areas were cleared before morning walkers could access the promenade on Friday.

 

After the victory parade concluded and most of the fans left, Marine Drive was covered in litter, including plastic bottles, chip wrappers, cups, paper, clothing, shoes, and sandals, lost in the chaos of the excited crowd.

 

At 11:30 pm on Thursday, the BMC enlisted 25 labourers from NGOs to conduct a night-time cleanup while solid waste management department employees worked in the early hours.

 

Working throughout the night, the municipal workers filled two vehicles—a dumper and a compactor—with over nine metric tonnes of waste. The dumper can hold three tonnes, and the compactor can handle up to six tonnes.

 

The civic body plans to send the waste, including recyclable materials collected from five small jeeps containing shoes and slippers, for reprocessing.

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