Defunct quarry selected for C&D waste-processing centre

Defunct quarry selected for C&D waste-processing centre

The sight of construction debris piled up in vacant land and on lakebeds may be a thing of the past.

Now, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has pencilled-in a defunct quarry in the city’s northeast to dump C&D waste, while the civic body would hand hefty penalties for those indiscriminately dumping such debris in future.

The location

The quarry sprawls over 10 acres in Kannur in Biderahalli hobli in Bengaluru East taluk. The BBMP plans to design, finance, build and operate 750 MTPD (metric ton per day) construction and demolition waste processing facility operation for 20 years.

Top BBMP sources revealed that the civic body has issued work orders to begin the processing centre.

A senior BBMP official confirmed the project to DH, adding that it had been pending for a long time. “We are currently empanelling the transporters who will ferry the waste to the quarry from various parts of the city. 

“These transporters will collect the waste from the generators (residential or construction sites) and will bring it to the quarry,” he said.

The bureaucrat  added that only the transporters can drive inside the quarry and all others are banned entry.

The civic body will post the telephone numbers of the transporters on its website after their deployment.

The civic body will also charge the generators for the debris depending on the quantity and the distance from the quarry.

“We will qualify the transporters based on the number of vehicles they have and other parameters,” he added. He did not reveal the number of transporters.

Tenders called

Tenders are called to set up the processing plant, for which the civic body dedicated two out of the ten acres.

BBMP officials said that the debris is generated from zones witnessing population explosion in recent years like Mahadevapura, KR Puram and Bommanahalli among other places.