Bridges cleared for new waste treatment technology from Chandigarh : The Tribune India
Chandigarh, March 3
The bridges have finally been cleared for the installation of new technologies for the treatment of the city’s waste. The location of the garbage treatment plant has not yet been finalized.
UT Councilor Dharam Pal today gave a nod to invite expression of interest (EOI).
The IIT, Ropar, had previously submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) and Request for Proposals (RFP) in this regard. The municipality will invite the agencies’ EOI on Monday to set up a wet and dry waste treatment plant, MC confirmed. Curator Anindita Mitra. According to her, the civic body is open to any technology for the plant. Agencies can produce biomethane, CNG, compost or gasification. Under the revenue-sharing model, the by-product will be from the agency and the civic body will donate 20 acres of land for 20 years.
In the EOI, agencies will have 21 days to submit their bids. The call for tenders will take about two months. After that, the company or companies, in joint venture or consortium, will take approximately 12 to 18 months to install an integrated technology for the treatment of dry and wet waste. At the moment, the company has already started the process of upgrading and repairing the existing dry waste plant at Rs6 crore.
MC took over the Jaypee factory in June 2020
The MC had taken possession of the Jaypee Group’s Sector 25 garbage processing plant in June 2020, claiming that less garbage processing had been carried out in the unit in recent years.
According to an IIT-Roorkee inspection report, the existing plant can at best process 60 to 65 tonnes per day (TPD) of waste. The city produces around 450 tonnes of waste per day.