Waste disposal: Mcg visits 5 more sites to identify land | Gurgaon News

Gurgaon: MCG officials visited five sites – Basai, DaultabadNainwal, Kadarpur and Hyatpur— in Gurgaon to identify land for fresh waste disposal and treatment.
Although Basai and Daultabad are the most suitable, officials said, available land in Basai belongs to the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA).
Officials said they would soon prepare a proposal and review of the five sites visited, and table them at a meeting expected to be chaired by the chief minister. Manohar Lal Khattar. The CM at its last meeting held in Chandigarh on July 29 ordered the civic body to seek land for fresh waste disposal since Bandhwari is now overburdened.
“The available land in Daultabad is spread over 16 acres. It is a low area, however, the site can be prepared for waste disposal by filling it with soil,” said a senior MCG official familiar with the matter. “Nainwal land is adjacent to a defense site. For Kadarpur, the road to the site passes through a village, which will not be feasible for waste transportation.
“We also inspected Hayatpur and Basai sites, the latter being located near the construction and demolition (C&D) waste plant,” the official said.
MCG officials said they would soon hold a meeting with their counterparts from the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF), “as around 92 acres of land in Mohabbatabad are also available in the neighboring district.”
Last month, CM Manohar Lal Khattar requested the MCG Commissioner to find a new site for the dumping and processing of fresh waste in Manesar and Faridabad as well.
“It was also indicated during the meeting that land can be made available to the concessionaire for the construction of a waste-to-energy plant in Bandhwari for which fresh waste is to be diverted to an alternative site,” said said the manager.
It was also highlighted at the meeting that the waste-to-energy plant is expected to be operational by August 31, 2023, as per the contract for which MCG is expected to return 10 acres to landfill after the monsoon. For this to happen, MCG officials said, fresh waste disposal in Bandhwari must stop.
“We will have another meeting with the CM during which the proposal for these sites will be tabled. We will file the status of these sites in the proposal for superiors to decide on the waste disposal site,” the official added.
Every day, approximately 2,000 tonnes of waste is dumped at the landfill. Officials said about 32 to 35 lakh tonnes of legacy waste is still at the landfill. MCG has already awarded the contract to treat four lakh tons of waste to two private companies. MCG officials have said that further tenders will be launched after getting approval from the state government for waste treatment at Bandhwari. The Minister of Urban Territorial Communities (ULB) Kamal Gupta had visited the landfill in May earlier this year and said he would present the proposal for an alternative site for Gurgaon fresh waste disposal to the Chief Minister of Haryana.