More than Rs 10L of materials can be bought in the market for the C&D waste plant | Chandigarh News

Chandigarh: With the construction and demolition (C&D) waste plant run by the municipal corporation (MC) currently unable to produce a significant amount of material, the civic body’s general house on Saturday cleared the engineering department to purchase equipment above Rs. 10 lakh from outside areas of markets after obtaining permission from the commissioner for use in the work in progress.
The move comes at a time when the civic body is considering mechanizing the C&D waste plant with fully automatic technology to improve its ability to increase productivity.
During a discussion on the agenda, officials from the engineering department informed that when the plant will be mechanized and start producing a huge amount of products, only the materials prepared in the waste plant from C&D will be used for road works and other required work. Since the department faces a shortage of materials, the department also had to take materials from outside. Following this, the House approved the agenda.
Some advisers, however, have said that there should be no limit of Rs 10 lakh and that there should be permission to obtain outside material if necessary. In this regard, the engineers said that they regularly receive material from the factory, which will meet the requirement of less than Rs 10 lakh of material.
The UT administration has prepared the draft construction and demolition (C&D) waste policy rules, aiming to reuse 100% of C&D waste in the city after recycling.
Fees and modes of transportation – private or government – will be finalized after receiving public objections and suggestions. UT targets not only C&D waste from Chandigarh but also Panchkula and Mohali.
After processing the raw material, the machines produce recycling aggregates such as stones, gravel and a mixture of debris to make concrete and related materials. Recycled concrete is used in the manufacture of tiles, curbs and pavers, which the MC uses in different jobs. Silt, one of the by-products, can be used for filling construction sites. Last year, the factory was selected as a model unit in the country, and former city commissioner KK Yadav was called in for a presentation in Visakhapatnam to representatives of the Smart City project from different cities.

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