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Ghaziabad municipal solid waste will be sent to Hapur energy plant

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Over 200 tonnes of municipal solid waste will be transported daily by Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) to the neighbouring Hapur district to be used in a waste-to-energy conversion plant. The GMC has entered into an agreement with the operator of the 6MW plant last week before the model code of conduct for urban local body polls were notified by state election commission.

The plant is located in Pilakhuwa town of Hapur and GMC is likely to commence transportation of solid waste to it from next week. The move is part of GMC's effort to streamline the solid waste management system in the city. A set of 80 vans had been flagged off by the GMC last month for door-to-door collection of municipal solid waste.

"The system of transporting solid waste to the waste-to-energy plant in Pilakhuwa is a short-term measure before Ghaziabad gets its own solid waste processing plant in Galand. The municipal corporation has invited request for proposal (RFP),s for the proposed Galand plant latest by November 21. It will take at least one-and-a-half years for the Galand plant to be operational," said municipal commissioner Chandra Prakash Singh.

The municipal corporation will pay a processing fee of Rs 184 per tonne to the waste-to-energy plant for converting solid waste generated in Ghaziabad into electrical energy. "The corporation will incur daily expenses of around Rs 40,000 for transporting and processing the solid waste. There are certain terms and conditions binding upon both parties in the agreement that have been signed. The agreement can be nullified if the plant operator is found to be disposing waste materials in an unscientific manner," said Singh.

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  • News Section: Bio Energy News
  • Month: November
  • Year: 2017
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