Kolkata: Mandatory for large housing projects to build waste compactor stations

Picture credit: by Biswarup Ganguly, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25629395

Upcoming housing projects with a built-up area of at least 200,000sq ft have to mandatorily create space for a waste compactor station on the plot, the Calcutta Municipal Corporation has decided.

The corporation took the decision recently while doing away with the previous rule that gave developers of such projects the option of paying a sum of Rs 40 lakh if they could not create space on the plot, reports The Telegraph Online.

The complexes will have to set up the compactor stations themselves or the CMC can do it against payment.

Picture Credit: Biswarup Ganguly, Kolkata Municipal Corporation – Kolkata 2013-04-15 6065, CC BY 3.0

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