Stuck For 3 Yrs, C&d Plant Cost Shoots Up By 3 Times, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

July 3, 2023

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LUDHIANA: Indecisiveness on the part of Ludhiana municipal corporation over executing a key project for the city for the past three years has resulted in its massive cost escalation.

The project of setting up a disposal plant, meant to handle city’s enormous construction and demolition (C&D) waste, in Dhandari under the Smart City Mission will now cost Rs 7.6 crore against the original estimate of Rs 2.7 crore. It will now be executed under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

The civic officials will take up this revised project during the technical advisory committee meeting scheduled for Monday. Tenders will be floated once the plan gets nod.

The major problematic issue with this plant was its location. As it was a garbage dumping site initially, officials either had to remove garbage completely or construct pillars and lay slab over the same to come up with a structure.

Officials said the cost has increased as they had incorporate pillars in the plan.

The officials also blamed non-availability of land anywhere else to construct the plant. They require 2.5-3 acres of land for this plant. NGT guidelines also prescribe that the plant should be located away from residential areas, failing which Punjab Pollution Control Board will not give an NOC to set up a plant where people reside nearby. The officials had located a site in Haibowal, but it could not materialise as there were houses around. Initially, the deadline for this project was fixed for March 2023, but the project work never took off.

One of the senior officials said, “We will have to execute this project under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Its cost has also increased. We will take it up during TAC meeting for approval” .

Meanwhile in the absence of proper disposal of construction and demolition waste, heaps of debris could be seen lying in every nook and corner of the city, especially near the outer areas.

The monitoring committee formed by the National Green Tribunal had asked the civic officials to complete this project as soon as possible.

The MC had fixed six sites to prevent people from dumping construction waste in parks, green belts, or the banks of the canal. The sites were Chandigarh Road, Dhandhari Kalan, Rahon Road, Barewal, Jugiana and Kanganwal. But waste can be seen lying around Buddha Nullah, green belts, Model Town Extension, Dugri etc.

  • Published On Jul 3, 2023 at 11:00 AM IST

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