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Mayor of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Mrigen Sarania announced a rise in garbage collection costs on Monday.

The mayor and deputy mayor of Guwahati went on an inspection drive through the city, inspecting municipal employees in various areas.

According to reports, Mayor Sarania and Deputy Mayor Smita Roy conducted an inspection of the work done in several places near Guwahati’s Uzan Bazar area.

While speaking to the media, Mayor Mrigen Sarania announced a charge increase for garbage collection.

He stated that the monthly garbage collection tariff in Guwahati will be hiked from Rs 30 to Rs 50 per month beginning in June.

He added that the monthly garbage collection fees will be increased for the first time in 14 years.

The Mayor also stated that beginning in the first week of June, non-governmental organisations will be in charge of cleaning up the city.

While commenting about the inspection, Mayor Sarania further said, “The employees, around 80-90 of them are supposed to arrive to duty by 7 am. We divide them ward-wise for better efficiency.”

He added, “But today it is evident that they come late to duty. They come at around 10 am for duty which is unacceptable.”

He continued, “Since it is labour intensive job, we can accomodate maybe two-hour gaps for them, but anything more than that is unacceptable.”

While issuing a strong warning to contractors who supply labourers to the GMC, the GMC Mayor said, “All of our workforce are supplied by labourers. I would like to warn them that such behavior will not be entertained.”

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