Delhi Metro, which is the world's first 100-per cent Green Metro is opening a new facility to recycle the waste produced during its demolition and construction work (C&D waste).
Green products including aggregates, manufactured sand, concrete bricks, tiles, paver-blocks and kerb stones will be manufactured at the facility in Rohini, New Delhi.
DMRC said in a statement, "The construction waste generated by DMRC is generally dumped at pre-designated sites identified and approved by the government. To utilise this waste, this new facility has been constructed," said the statement from DMRC.
"The facility, which will be managed by IL&FS Environment, will have the capacity to process 150 tonnes of waste every day by adding the use of 'wet technology' employed during the processing of materials will be able to minimize the dust and noise pollution," it added.
"It is equipped to 'recover and recycle' about 95 per cent of incoming waste like cement concrete pile heads, re-bars, concrete blocks, broken bricks, cement plaster, rubble, broken stones, soil, sand, gravel, demolished building material like railing, frames, roofing and broken glasses."
The Delhi Metro is also the first railway project in the world to claim carbon credits for regenerative braking.
The recycle plant at the Rohini suburb which is privately owned, was recently inaugurated by the corporation's managing firector, Dr Mangu Singh, at Ranikheda in Rohini. The plant has a total processing capacity of 150 tonnes of waste every day.
The construction waste generated by DMRC is mostly dumped at pre-designated sites, approved by the government. The waste will now be utilised by the new facility.
The wet technology at the plant will help minimise process residue as also dust and noise pollution. The C&D waste will be processed to recover and recycle about 95 per cent of the incoming waste and the project will also help in saving scarce urban land.
The plant will also recycle waste generated by other agencies involved in the construction.