Mulund dumpsite closure delayed

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The closure of the Mulund dumping ground in Mumbai is delayed once again, ostensibly due to a shortage of labourers during the lockdown during pandemic and the monsoon.

Mulund has Mumbai’s second largest dumping ground after Deonar. In June 2018, the BMC had awarded a six-year contract worth Rs 731 crore to reclaim land via biomining. The dumping ground is operational since 1967.

The project, which is supposed to be finished by 2024, is barely 10 percent complete. The contractors, a consortium comprising Prakash Constrowell Limited, Infotech International Limited and EB Enviro Biotech Private Limited, has sought a six months extension, reports The Indian Express.

Picture credit: Photo by Mumtahina Tanni from Pexels

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