Governor inaugurates 1st MRF-cum-Garbage Transfer Station at Chandigarh
THE VOICE OF CHANDIGARH NEWS: V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor, Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh inaugurated the first Material Recovery Facility – cum – Garbage Transfer Station at 3BRD STP site, Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh in the presence of Manoj Kumar Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Ravi Kant Sharma, Mayor, Chandigarh and other senior officers of Administration and MCC.
While addressing the gathering after inauguration of the Station, the Governor said that the centre is first one out of three facilities which are being constructed in the city, the other being under construction at Industrial Area, Phase- I and Sector -25 (West), Chandigarh.
He said that the project is one of the component of the comprehensive Solid Waste Management System as per SWM Rules, 2016, which aims at reducing the time and cost involved in collection and transfer of waste two besides generating income by recovering the reusable and recyclable waste.
The Governor said that Smart City Ltd. has done remarkable job by procuring nearly 425 small vehicles for door to door collection of segregated city waste and the same will be tracked using GPS devices and citizens can know timing of arrival through app being developed under a separate project for tracking of vehicles.
Ravi Kant Sharma said on the occasion that door to door waste collection vehicles will bring segregated waste i.e. dry & wet waste in different compartments at the Material Recovery Facility which is having dedicated space for sorting of recoverable dry waste into different categories like paper, card, recyclable plastics, glass bottles, metal etc, Dry waste left after recovery of recyclable materials will be compacted in huge compactors to compost plant located in Sector 25, Daddumajra, Chandigarh. Weigh bridges have been provided for measurement of dry and wet waste within the Material Recovery Facility.
He said that MRF facility is equipped with hopper- tippers and compactor capsules for transfer of waste from smaller (3.2 cum) vehicles to 20 cum capsules where the waste will be compacted to one fifth of the original volume. The volume reduction will save cost of transportation of waste and space required for disposal of waste.
K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner, MCC-cum-CEO, Chandigarh Smart City Ltd. said that waste from Sector 31, 32, 33,34, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, part 63, Industrial Area Ph-I, Ramdarbar, Hallomajra, Makhan Majra, Behlana is proposed to be brought at 3BRD facility. MRF cum GTS at west of sec 25 will cater to Sector 1, 2, 3,4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, Part 61, Maloya, Togan, Dhanas, Sarangpur, Shangari Wala, Khuda Lahora, Khuda Ali Sher and remaining sectors waste will be brought to Industrial area Phase I, Chandigarh.
He further said that the MRF stations will further be equipped with parking facilities and vehicle washing facilities. These will be monitored through 20 CCTV cameras. Each transfer station will have Material Recovery Facility cum Transfer Stations with 2 Conveyer Belts for each station, Industrial Shed, 3 Weigh Bridge, one Wash System, CCTV, Mechanical equipment for volume reduction of waste to one fifth of original volumes and 9 truck loaded capsules to carry compacted waste to Processing Plant / Composting plant site. The total project is being implement through two contract packages one for civil and one for Mechanical works.
The other officers who were present during the inaugural programme were Arun Kumar Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary Home, Vijay. N. Zade, IAS, Finance Secretary, Mandeep Singh Brar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Mahesh Inder Singh Siddhu, Senior Deputy Mayor, Davesh Moudgil, former Mayor and area councillor, Devinder Singh Babla, leader of opposition in MC House, Rajesh Kumar, former Mayor, Hardeep Singh, Shipra Bansal, other councillors and officers of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh.