With the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) unable to handle the increasing construction debris in the city, the corporation has proposed to build three new processing units.
The city produces 2,000 metric tonnes (MT) of construction waste every day, but has only one processing unit in Burari that can recycle 500 MT. By 2021, the amount of construction debris generated is expected to touch 5,000 MT a day, making it impossible to dispose them to a Sanitary Landfill Site.
The Engineering Department of MCD in view of the problems has made the proposal for new plants in its annual budget proposals to be presented on Wednesday by Additional Commissioner (Engineering) Manish Gupta. With the proposal, the civic body is hopeful that the burden on Sanitary Landfill Sites that are already saturated will reduce considerably.
“The proposal is still at a nascent stage. We have to identify the sites and make plans accordingly, but there is a dire need of recyling plants,” said a official of MCD. The plants on the lines of Burari plant will produce tiles, kerbstones and pavement blocks after processing the debris The MCD official further said that the civic body may hand over these plants to private companies for operation on the lines of the Burari Plant. “Private companies can take charge and clear up debris from the city,” added the official. The existing recycling plant at Burari was opened before the CWG and is being run by a private firm.