GURUGRAM: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is going to install four more trommels at the Bandhwari landfill after being rapped by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) over the management of legacy waste at the site. The corporation, however, is yet to finalise an alternative site to dump the civic waste generated in Gurugram daily.
MCG officials said the trommels will be used in processing of waste. There are already nine trommels at Bandhwari. “We have issued a work order to procure four more trommels. We are likely to get them by March-end. Moreover, this weather is the most favourable for waste processing. It generally takes around 25 days for bio-remediation of waste, but it comes down to 18 days in this weather,” said Dheeraj Kumar, MCG joint commissioner for Swachh Bharat Mission. In the absence of an alternative site, sources said it is likely that MCG will be dependent on the alternative site that will be identified by the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF).
“A high-level committee headed by Justice Pritam Pal, former judge of the Punjab and Haryana high court, recently visited several sites in Faridabad for establishment of a waste processing plant. We have recommended a 70-acre plot near Pali-Mohabatabad village. We have submitted our recommendation to NGT and the final decision is still awaited,” said a senior MCF official privy to the matter. MCG officials said if Faridabad starts dumping its fresh waste at an alternative site, the move will ease Bandhwari’s burden.