BVG India Limited, the private agency that had bagged 50 garbage clearing tender packages of the 89 auctioned by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), on Tuesday submitted an affidavit to the Karnataka High Court stating that it would give up 30 packages.
However, it told the court it has already been carrying out garbage collection and transportation in areas of the city covered under the nine packages, that it recently got the work order for another package, and that would concentrate in the areas covered under the remaining 10 packages for which it has been awaiting work orders from the BBMP.
The affidavit was filed before a Division Bench comprising Justice N. Kumar and Justice B.V. Nagarathna during the hearing of petitions filed by former garbage contractors challenging the tender validity.
BVG India said it could not act on the 30 packages for various reasons, including some of BBMP’s terms as well as certain circumstances that had arisen over the issue of garbage disposal after it won the bids for 50 packages. The firm, in its earlier affidavit, had complained that some of the contactors prevented contract labourers working with the agency and were stymieing its personnel’s efforts.
G category sites
The High Court on Tuesday dropped the contempt of court proceedings against Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) Commissioner T. Sham Bhat after he filed an affidavit stating that now all the 314 files related to allotment of sites under G category have been submitted to the committee set up on the court’s directive to scrutinise the appropriateness of these allotments.
A Division Bench comprising Justice D.V. Shylendra Kumar and Justice B. Manohar was hearing the contempt of court petition filed by Bangalore advocate S. Vasudeva alleging that despite a High Court directive, the BDA had failed to submit the relevant files to the committee, headed by B. Badmaraj, a retired judge of the High Court.