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New MCG chief inspects Bandhwari sewage treatment plant

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, November 29, 2012
First Published: 01:03 IST(29/11/2012) | Last Updated: 01:05 IST(29/11/2012)

The new MCG commissioner, Vijay Singh Dahiya, inspected Bandhwari waste treatment plant on Wednesday. The commissioner expressed his dissatisfaction over the functioning of the plant. He pulled up the authorities for not keeping a work register at the plant.


"I have asked them to deliver the log book by Monday. I need to see the log book to make an assessment of the plant's functioning. I should know about the number of workers and their timing and the plant's output," said the commissioner.

The management told the commissioner that erratic supply of electricity was affecting the functioning of the plant.

"We have a huge electricity problem and we have raised the issue with former commissioner Sudhir Rajpal also," said an official of the AKC Builders Limited which runs the plant.

The commissioner said the plant's main outputs are refuse derived fuel (RDF) and composts. The plant sells these products to generate revenue.

The commissioner said the garbage dumped at the plant site adversely affect the eco-fragile Aravali. The Haryana state pollution control board (HSPCB) had also complained that the plant was not treating the daily input. As a result, the area has become a hazardous zone.

The new commissioner has sought details from the management by Monday. It was found that workers were performing their duty without taking care of their safety.

The commissioner told Hindustan Times that the corporation would take adequate measures to ensure that all norms are followed at the plant.

"The management, in their pact with the MCG, had promised they would take steps so that there is no foul smell emanated from the plant. Also proper care would be taken on the security of persons working at the site," said the commissioner.

He hinted that strong action would be taken against the management for lapses.

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