In a bid to ensure effective garbage disposal in the city, the capacity of the Bandhwari waste treatment plant will be doubled from 600 metric tonnes to 1,200 metric tonnes by September-end.
The waste treatment plant, which is run by private concessionaire AKC Developers Ltd, has been treating garbage since 2010.
“We received a letter from the commissioner last December to expedite the plant’s enhancement. We have conveyed our commitment of enhancing the plant’s capacity to 900 tonnes by October and to reach 1,200 tonnes by January to the MCG,” said Nazeer, plant in-charge.
The step will bring relief to Gurgaon residents as the city alone generates 500-700 tonnes of waste daily. In the next five years, Gurgaon is expected to generate twice the amount of waste it generates now.
A team of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, which inspected the plant a day ago, told the AKC developers that it is not satisfied with the functioning of the plant. It cautioned the private concessionaire that the deadline for doubling the plant’s capacity is September-end.
“The MCG wants to expedite the process of enhancing the capacity so that 1,200 metric tonnes of waste can be treated on a daily basis,” said Sumit Dhankar, MCG medical officer.