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L-G flags off SDMC’s new garbage collection trucks

Anil Baijal says new infrastructure will save ₹461 crore

Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal flagged off a fleet of garbage collection vehicles of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). The new vehicles, comprising mobile transfer stations (MTSs) and auto tippers, were flagged off on the eve of World Environment Day.

“The new, advanced mechanical infrastructure will save ₹461 crore in the west and south zones of SDMC over a period of eight years,” Mr. Baijal said.

‘First-ever project’

South Delhi Commissioner P.K. Goel said the civic body had undertaken the first-ever project of collecting and managing garbage, in line with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

“The new set-up will enforce a complete check on open dumping, waste burning, waste spillage during transportation and will also ensure that there is no manual handling of the waste,” he said.

The infrastructure, he said, is also cheaper than the existing one and will be able to manage 2,700 MT of waste per day, compared to the 1,700 MT being managed at present.

Move to help 29 wards

South Delhi Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat said the move would benefit around 19 lakh residents in 29 wards of the west zone, which generates a total solid waste of 855 MT per day. A new fleet of 30 fixed compactor transfer stations (FCTSs), 38 MTSs and refuse collectors, 20 hook loaders, 166 auto tippers, 32 four wheelers, 62 rickshaws, 1,225 steel bins and three bin washers would suffice for scientific management of waste in the west zone, she added.

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