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Segregated waste collection to begin in Kalakshetra Colony

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PROACTIVE STEP: Members of the Kalakshetra Colony Welfare Association, Neel Metal Fanalca representatives and Corporation zonal officials holding discussions.
PROACTIVE STEP: Members of the Kalakshetra Colony Welfare Association, Neel Metal Fanalca representatives and Corporation zonal officials holding discussions.

Staff Reporter

Chennai: The private firm in-charge of garbage clearance in three zones of the Chennai Corporation will start door-to-door collection of segregated waste in Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar, from Monday.

Representatives of Neel Metal Fanalca (NMF) met members of Kalakshetra Colony Welfare Association on Saturday. NMF vice-president S. Pattabhiraman told them that it was the first resident’s welfare association which had come forward to request collection of segregated waste. He told the residents to decide on a time every morning when they wanted the waste collection mini-trucks (one for biodegradable waste and the other for non-biodegradable waste) to visit their locality.

NMF operations manager Kingsly Edward said every truck would have a driver and a helper. Residents could hand over the segregated waste to the helper. Rukmani Road, Beach Road, Tiger Varadachari Road and MGR Road in Besant Nagar are some of the roads that would be covered under the source segregation plan. He urged more resident welfare associations to come forward to offer segregated waste. “Until now, we have been able to do only fire-fighting operations to ensure garbage clearance. Our services will soon improve,” he said.

Kalakshetra Colony Welfare Association vice-president Shanthi Krishnan said the members would work for better management of waste. Tambaram constituency MLA S.R. Raja, ward 155 councillor S. Shanthi and corporation zonal officials participated in the meeting.

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