<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mantralaya, the Mumbai Police headquarters at Crawford Market, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel at Colaba and Vivanta by Taj-President at Cuffe Parade are among the bulk generators of wet waste in south Mumbai that are likely to be served notices by BMC on the issue of recycling wet waste at source, said sources from the civic body.Of the 209 bulk generators in A ward, only 22 have sought an extension. These are a mix of hotels, societies and government bodies. Not writing to seek an extension, say BMC officials, reflects lack of concern by the waste generators.”Among the several who have not written to seek an extension are also some government bodies like Mantralaya and police headquarters, among others. Maybe the Public Works Department will have to write to us. The Income Tax department and the GPO have sought some time in writing and are looking to put up a plant in place,” said Kiran Dighavkar, assistant municipal commissioner of A-ward.Dighavkar said the response from several restaurants in the area has been disappointing as well. “We were expecting a better response from them however they too have not written to us. We have been told to be stern with bodies and societies who do not seek an extension. In a day or two, we will be sending notices to all of them,” added Dighavakar.When contacted, there was no comment from Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Vivanta by Taj-President, Mumbai Police or state chief secretary.WASTE MATTERBulk generators in A ward generate over 160 tonnes of wet waste daily of the total 380 tonnes generated by the ward. Mantralaya generates 1.5 tonnes of wet waste while police headquarters generates nearly one tonne.
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