The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has ordered the building of a new facility at Rohini for the recycling of construction and demolition waste generated by its construction work. The Corporation plans to recycle the waste products into aggregates, manufactured sand, concrete bricks, tiles, paver-blocks and kerb stones at the new plant. Mangu Singh, the DMRC Managing Director on August 19 inaugurated the plant at Rohini that can also be used by other agencies for recycling their construction related waste too.
In a statement issued by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation states that the construction waste generated by the corporation is generally dumped at pre-designated sites identified and approved by the government. It says, “To utilize this waste, this new facility has been constructed. This is one of the many initiatives taken by the DMRC for environment conservation.” It further said, “The waste transported from DMRC locations will be recycled into products like aggregates, manufactured sand, concrete bricks, tiles, paver blocks, kerbstones etc,” as quoted by PTI.
DMRC while talking about the technology used in the plant said, “The wet technology adopted at the plant will help in minimising process residues as well as dust and noise pollution. The C&D waste will be processed to recover and recycle about 95 per cent of incoming C&D waste.” The statement further added, “The use of recycled aggregate reduces the consumption of fresh stones and sand, thus conserving natural resources and helping reduce sand mining.” The project is aimed to save scarce urban land in addition to processing waste.