East Delhi gets second construction waste facility

The second construction and demolition waste management facility has come up in east Delhi’s Shastri Park. The construction plant established and run by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation became full operational from Sunday onwards.

The plant, based on wet processing of construction and demolition waste, has a capacity of processing 500 tonnes per day (TPD).

“The project will scientifically manage the daily construction and demolition waste collected in East Delhi Municipal Corporation areas. The processed construction and demolition waste is likely to be reused,” said the East Corporation in a statement.

Despite land constraint (only 2.5 acres), an effective design has been involved by the East Corporation and IL&FS Environment on a Public Private Partnership model.

East Delhi Mayor Harsh Malhotra informed that this plant has been developed over a period of eight months at an approximated cost of Rs 20 crore. The corporation has been conducting trial runs for the last three months, he said.

He also said that the private partner would run it for 15 years and then it would be transferred to the corporation.

The mayor said that this plant would recycle approximately 500 MT debris and malba daily into construction material such as sand and footpath tiles.

“The facility will get construction and demolition waste from 15 designated sites of east Delhi. Once at the plant, the waste is recycled into aggregates, cement bricks and manufactured sand. This endeavor of EDMC and IL&FS Environment will provide a paradigm shift from illegal dumping to scientific processing and recycling of construction and demolition waste.” 

While inaugurating the facility on Sunday, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said that the plant wil help in curbing air pollution by managing the construction waste. He said that information about this plant would be provided in the Zero Hour of Lok Sabha during the current session.

Chairman, Standing Committee, East Delhi Municipal Corporation Lata Gupta said that the construction and demolition waste plant would prove a milestone in the development work of the civic agency.

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