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Governor inaugurates MRF-cum-Garbage Transfer Station at Chandigarh

Chandigarh, (Aditi) :- Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, the Governor, Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh today inaugurated the third Material Recovery Facility – cum - Garbage Transfer Station at Sector 25, near Dadumajra, Chandigarh in the presence of Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Sh. Dharam Pal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator and other senior officers of Administration and MCC.

While speaking on the occasion after inauguration of the Station, the Governor said that the centre is third out of three facilities which have been constructed in the city for the systematic and scientific solution of the Municipal Solid Waste generated in the city, first one was set up at 3BRD and second one was set up in industrial area Ph-I and are under operation.

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 deploying 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 developed under a separate project for tracking of vehicles.

Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation-cum-CEO, Chandigarh Smart City Ltd. briefed about the project 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, near Daddumajra, Chandigarh. Weigh bridges have been provided for measurement of dry and wet waste within the Material Recovery Facility.

She 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.

She 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 being 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, Dhanas, Sarangpur, Khuda Lahora, Khuda Ali Sher and remaining sectors waste is being brought to Industrial area Phase I, Chandigarh.

She further said that the MRF stations have been equipped with parking facilities and vehicle washing facilities. These will be monitored through 20 CCTV cameras. Each transfer station has 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 Sh. Nitin Kumar Yadav, IAS, Home Secretary, Sh. Vinay Pratap Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Sh. Dalip Sharma, Senior Deputy Mayor, Sh. Anup Gupta, Deputy Mayor, Mrs. Poonam, area councillor, other councillors and officers of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh.