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Less than 10 contractors have started work under new garbage tenders

It was in early August that the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) started issuing work orders under the new garbage tenders to contractors, and the council also cleared tenders that were pending for well over a year, fearing contempt from the High Court of Karnataka.

More than a month later, less than 10 contractors who were issued work orders have actually started work on field. With time running out, the civic body has now threatened to cancel the work orders of contractors who fail to begin work by September 30.

According to information available, separate collection and transportation of different streams of waste, as envisaged in the garbage tenders, has started in eight wards — Vidyaranyapura, Hoodi, Govindarajanagar, Gali Anjaneya Temple, Deepanjalinagar, Byrasandra, Mangammanapalya, and Singasandra. The contractors have completed demonstration in 11 wards — Kempegowda, Chowdeshwari, Atturu, T. Dasarahalli, Chokkasandra, K.R. Puram, Garudacharpalya, Lakkasandra, Adugodi, Hosakerehalli, and Yediyur.

BBMP’s Special Commissioner (Solid Waste Management) D. Randeep told The Hindu that the work orders were issued after signing agreements from August 6 onwards to 38 contractors. Of these, work has started in eight wards and it is likely to start soon in another 11. “We had given the contractors one month to be ready to begin operations in the respective wards. We have given them more than one month’s time. If the contractors fail to begin work by end of the month, we will cancel the work orders and float fresh tenders for those wards,” he said.

Meanwhile, after the BBMP council had cleared tenders for nearly 150 wards, the civic body signed the letter of acceptance to 74 contractors. With this, tenders are in place for 112 wards, as some tenders have to still be re-evaluated, while those pertaining to 30 wards are being heard in the High Court.

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Basement Remodeling – Getting Started

Planning to finish or remodel your basement may seem like a large and complicated task. This checklist will simplify the process and get you going in the right direction.

I will split the process up into 3 different stages:

Water and mold inspection Designing your basement Bids and Construction

Water and Mold

It is important that you verify ANY water or mold presence BEFORE you do any finishing. This is a very common mistake that homeowners make. Once the basement is finished it is not possible to fix any water or mold problems without great expense. I have written another Ezine article titled Inspecting Basements For Leaks, Water Damage and Mold (Pt 1 Unfinished Basements) that will help you to discover any water or mold issues. Be aware, anywhere there is water and building products (wood, drywall, paint, furniture .. anything organic) there will be mold.

If you are unsure if you have a water problem and would rather have a professional look at the problem contact a professional waterproofing company.

Designing Your Basement

Homeowners often have the goal of finishing their basement to add an extra office, playroom for their kids or entertainment area. These are nice ideas, but it is a good idea to consider that kids will not want to play in a 8'x10 'room and no one will want to work long in a similar sized room with no windows. It is a good idea to lay out on the floor where the rooms are going to go and actually viewing their size. Remember that the wall with framing and drywall will be 4 "thick. My point here is that it is better to have large open rooms than to have a lot of smaller rooms. This always looks and feels better than a basement bisected …

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