NEW DELHI: In a bid to combat the rising piles of construction and demolition (C&D) waste, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation will establish a waste management plant in Rohini.
According to the authorities, the plant in Rohini’s Rani Khera, will process 1,500 tonnes of C&D waste daily. It will reduce pollution and help manage construction waste scientifically.
Of ficials said the plant would be developed under the public-private partnership (PPP). It will come up over 3.65 acres and is expected to cost Rs 20 crore.
“The tender for the project will be floated soon. We expect the plant to be completed within 8-10 months. The private partner will run it for 15 years and then hand over the plant to the civic body,” said Parvesh Wahi, standing committee chairman, North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Officials said the waste would be recycled and converted into ready-mix concrete, pavement blocks, kerb stones, and concrete bricks. The material would then be used by the corporation.
On average, Delhi generates construction and demolition waste of around 6,000-7000 tonnes daily. The lack of processing and recycling of waste and rampant dumping along roads have resulted in the top soil of the city being buried under brick, mortar and cement.
Currently, the corporation has two other C&D waste management plants in Shashtri Park and Jahangir Puri with a capacity of processing 500 tonnes and 2,000 tonnes of waste daily.
Municipal of ficials also said once the tenders for its latest project were floated, the civic body would initiate a public awareness campaign, urging people not to dump waste on roads. Officials said those flouting norms would be fined heavily.