The Bengaluru Solid Waste Management Limited (BSWML) issued short-term tenders for waste collection and transportation from the city’s 243 wards, which have 42 lakh households and commercial buildings. BSWML floated the tender for the second time after the majority of bidders failed to meet the mandated parameters in the November tender. The revised tender will be available until February 8. The waste management authority intends to complete the tender procedures before the state assembly elections in March. The task has been divided into 89 sections, each of which covers two to three wards. The five-year contract is expected to cost Rs 590 crore per year. This works out to nearly Rs 20 lakh per month for each ward. This is the first time that a waste tender process is being proposed for all wards at the same time. This tender will increase participation and aid in the simplification of garbage collection and separation.” All municipal waste streams will now be collected by BSWML, reports Times Now.