SDMC West Zone now equipped with latest waste disposal technology
NEW DELHI: South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Monday dedicated two fixed compactor transfer stations (FCTS) for the West zone, at a function organised by the civic body at Tagore Garden.
The function was attended by Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari, SDMC Commissioner P K Goel, and other officials.
The project is compatible with solid waste management rules and will treat waste generated by families in the zone, comprising of around 19 lakh people in 29 wards of West Zone.
The proposed 28 FCTS and other 20 mobile transfer systems (MTS) will be installed within three weeks.
Officials said, the project, developed in association with Ecogreen Enviortech Solutions Ltd, includes primary collection of waste from streets through auto tippers, transporting of waste in covered primary vehicles to the FCTS or MTS, transporting the compressed garbage from the secondary storage through mobile compactors/FCTS to the waste-to-energy plant and collection and transportation of street sweeping waste, drain silt and dumping of same to the SLF site.
The project lays emphasis on segregation, based on the '3Rs' concept, i.e. 'Reduce, Recycled and Reuse'. The implementation of the project will result in disposal of almost full quantity of waste, resulting in minimum leftover garbage to be dumped at landfills.
Goel, while presenting brief of the project, said that the implementation will ensure primary and secondary collection of garbage side by side.
He added that the new FCTS in West Zone will bring a remarkable change, as far as collection and disposal of garbage is concerned.
"We will have in all 30 FCTS and 38 mobile compactors in the West Zone, which will help in disposal of garbage. Presently, 807 metric tonne per day (MTPD) of municipal solid waste and 48 MTPD garbage is generated in the zone," Goel said.