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SDMC clears hundreds of tons garbage strewn along Yamuna River

New Delhi: SDMC on Thursday cleared hundreds of tons garbage along Yamuna River belt adjacent to Zakir Nagar, Batla House and DND flyway to thoroughly clean the area along river belt striven with garbage and malba and dominance of a large number of kabariwalas dealing with waste materials.

"All these rampant unlawful activities may take a heavy toll on fragile eco system of river Yamuna. The central zone deployed total five vehicles to remove 120 metric ton garbage and malba which has been taken to ILFS C&D waste processing site at Shastri Park, and to landfill sites. The trucks undertook total 26 trips in removing malba from Yamuna river bank Batla house to DND flyover," said a Corporation official.

It is understood that nearly 5000 trucks of garbage is lying at the site. The garbage includes 90-95 percent mix garbage, 4 to 8 percent MSW and 1-3 percent plastic waste which has to be transported to waste to energy/designated site of SDMC. The mix garbage is also to be transported to SLF/designated site of SDMC. As per an estimate, 10 tipper trucks equivalent to 2,518 HYVA shall have to be engaged per day along with backhoe loader for which an amount of Rs 2,54,18,600 will be required for an exercise to be continued in 365 days. Further, the hiring backhoe loaders will cost Rs 69,89,020, he said.

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