To deal with an estimated 1,63,200kg/per day of waste which would be generated during the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the Organising Committee (OC) has engaged three cleaning vendors – ISS Integrated Facility Services, Sarvatra Integrated Services and A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services. The period of the contract is from August to October.
ISS will be cleaning of the main press centre and international broadcasting centre at the ITPO; Sarvatra Integrated Services will be cleaning Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Complex & the Talkatora Indoor Stadium and the A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services will be dealing with other venues.
The service providers are responsible for arranging the requisite consumables and bins for primary collection and move the waste to the waste compound at each venue. The municipal agencies, NDMC and MCD will manage the secondary collection from the waste compounds for disposal. Eleven waste compounds have been identified at all venues with the association of NDMC, MCD and CRPF. A total of 1100 waste bins have been provided by the municipal agencies. The OC has also put in a team of 51 people to ensure world-class cleaning and waste management. Five of these people will be deployed at the OC headquarters and the rest at different venues, to ensure planning and coordination with the relevant civic agencies.
The wastes generated at the venue are divided into different categories collected in colour coded bins. Only environment friendly and WHO approved chemicals are being used for the disposal purposes.
The OC has also finalised the contracts for the catering services during the Commonwealth Games. The catering for the lounges has been divided into eight clusters. Two clusters have been awarded to Graviss Hospitality Pvt Ltd, one cluster to the IRCTC and the remaining five have been awarded to Seven Seas Pvt Ltd. AFP Manufacturing Pvt Ltd will be providing food packets for organising committee workforce, volunteers and security personnel. The catering for the games village has already been awarded to an Australian firm, Delaware North. The kitchen at the village is under installation and will be fully functional by September.
To ensure high quality and hygiene, the OC has also engaged TQS Global Manufacturing Systems and TUVSUD, South Asia for Food Safety and Audit. These firms will supervise and ensure safety audit checks for the entire food, production and distribution process, including the kitchen distribution mechanism.