South Corpn to recycle building material waste

Will set up plant on PPP model on SDMC's own land

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation is coming up with a construction and demolition (C&D) waste plant at Ghumanhera in west Delhi to dispose of concrete waste in an eco-friendly manner.

The plant will have a capacity to process some 500 tonne of C&D waste per day. It will recycle building waste like bricks, mortars and cement blocks to produce by-products like tiles, aggregate and silt.

While municipal corporations are still waiting for allotment of land by the Delhi Development Authority for new sanitary landfill sites, the South Corporation has decided to install the C&D waste plant on its own land on a public-private partnership model.

“The corporation owns acres of land in Ghumanhera, where a slew of projects are lined up. A portion of the land will be allotted to a private concessionaire, which will develop the plant. Expression of interest for the project will be issued within a fortnight,” said municipal commissioner Manish Gupta.

However, SDMC officials said it will take a year for the plant to become operational.
“The entire tendering process will take two-three months. Once that is done, it will take six-seven months for the concessionaire to set up the plant and make it operational. We are trying to expedite the process,” said Gupta.

According to estimates, 25-30 per cent of 10,000 tonne waste generated in the city is C&D waste.

Currently, the city has only one C&D plant at Burari in north Delhi, which is now under the jurisdiction of the North Corporation. According to SDMC officers, the plant will ensure that waste is not dumped at unsolicited places, which may cause environmental hazard.


The officers said the private concessionaire will also put in place a transport network to collect waste from the colonies in the limits of the corporation, where waste is generated.
The company will charge a minimum amount from the waste generators for collecting and transporting the waste.

According to SDMC
officers, the plant will ensure that waste is not dumped at unsolicited places, which may cause environmental hazard

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