With a waste management plant in Okhla to be operational in July, Delhi is all set to get its first waste-to-energy plant.
Allaying the fears of local residents, who opposed the project saying it will become an environmental hazard, officials said the project works on a technology that has never been used before.
The proposed Rs 200 crore plant will generate 16 MW of power from 1,350 metric tonne solid waste. It has, however, come under severe criticism from local residents and environmental activists who claim the project will increase the overall pollution level.
"At this plant none of that will happen. Trucks will bring the raw material in an enclosed area from where no noise will go outside. The bad air will in fact be used for heating," said Allard M Nooy, CEO of the company that is setting up the plant.