This is how South Delhi will save Rs 461 cr from waste transportation

Thu, 2017-06-08 10:53 -- SCC India Staff

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Waste transporters transfer hazardous waste from one location to another by different modes of transport. In a major move, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), one of the three Municipal Corporations in Delhi, has introduced mobile transfer stations and auto tippers. This move helps waste to be carried away to the dumping sites seamlessly saving almost Rs 461 crore within a span of eight years.

Appreciating SDMC’s effort to make the capital city dust-free, Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor (LG), who flagged off a new fleet of mobile transfer stations and auto tippers, said, “The scientific collection, systematic segregation of the garbage, compressed volume of the garbage, dumping of less quantity of garbage and providing enough scope for recycling will provide an excellent opportunity to convert waste to wealth to the SDMC.”

The new fleet will facilitate an A to Z waste management in west Delhi thus adding to the cleanliness. In addition, the new setup will be able to practically enforce complete a check over open dumping, burning waste, waste spillage during transportation to the waste to the energy plant. It will also ensure that there is no manual handling of the waste.

The new infrastructure aims to bring a visible change in the primary collection, secondary storage and secondary transportation in addition to promote the concept of reducing, recycling and reuse of waste.