Corp’s septage efforts meet resistance from private players
| Friday | 17th January, 2020
By Express News ServiceTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: While the new septage booking and removal system has reached a landmark collection of 278 lakh litres through 4,000 orders, private players still refuse to toe the line.
Moreover, the corporation charges only Rs 3,500 per 5,000 litres while private collection agents charge up to Rs 6,000.
When the new septage collection system was established in April last year, it was declared that all illegal vehicles will be impounded and fined.
No extra charges or direct payment is allowed which helps us to keep away from any issues regarding payment,” said an official with the Septage Collection Help Desk.
Septage collection help deskThe Septage Collection Help Desk receives an average of 30 to 40 calls per day.