North Delhi municipal body to set up new debris processing plant by 2018
Officials said the contractor will be also responsible for collection and processing of C&D waste from areas under Civil Lines, Rohini and Narela zone.delhi Updated: Aug 05, 2017 17:51 IST
For the scientific disposal of construction and demolition waste, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation has decided to establish another plant at Rani Khera, by March 2018.
The civic agency has already received bids for the design and establishment of the C&D waste plant on a 3.55 acres land near Rohini. The land was transferred to North DMC by the Delhi Development Authority last year.
Officials said the contractor will be also responsible for collection and processing of C&D waste from areas under Civil Lines, Rohini and Narela zone.
“Work will start on the project as soon as the new standing committee is constituted and sanctions permission. Then, it will take six months for the agency to establish the plant and start processing and management of C&D waste,” said senior North body official.
The project will be established on build-operate-transfer basis for a period of 15 years.
“During the period, the contractor would be allowed to recycle and convert the waste into products such as sand, aggregates, slabs and sell them. After that the whole establishment will be owned by us,” said Praveen Gupta, commissioner, North corporation.
During the initial phase, 1,000 metric tonnes of waste would be treated there every day and after a year, the capacity of the plant will be increased to 1,500 metric tonnes per day.
“The plant will solve the problem of untreated waste which is collected from various locations and dumped at the landfill,” said the official.
Currently, around 4,000 metric tonnes of waste is generated in all six zones under the North DMC every day. Out of this, 2,000 metric tonne is transported from various locations at Karol Bagh City and Sadar Paharganj to the existing C&D waste plant at Burari, while the rest goes to the Bawana and Bhalswa landfills.
In February, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had also directed the North DMC to set up its second C&D plant at Rani Khera, after DDA allotted a land to the civic body for the purpose.
“To date, 30 lakh metric tonne of construction and demolition waste has been recycled at the Burari plant,” said Gupta. According to him, at Rani Khera plant the contractor will use the same technology for converting C&D waste into useful products.