IIT Delhi roped in to stabalise the growing slopes of Ghazipur landfill

By Praveen Dwivedi
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Nov 22, 2017

To avoid another collapse of the mountain-like waste at Ghazipur landfill, East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has sought help from IIT Delhi.

City Spidey was the first to report this development on October 28.

PK Khandelwal, chief engineer of EDMC, told City Spidey that a team from IIT Delhi would suggest short-term stabilisation measures for the slope parallel to the canal.

EDMC will be paying Rs 18 lakh to IIT Delhi for the study.

“We have signed an agreement with IIT Delhi, and they will conduct a survey of the landfill in the next two-three weeks. They will study the slopes of this growing landfill, and suggest technical measures to prevent its collapse,” Khandelwal said.

According to the agreement, IIT-Delhi would provide technical advice on how to flatten the landfill. “We have observed that the size of landfill has changed at some places. The team would take 10-12 weeks for a detailed analysis of the site,” Khandelwal added.

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) said it would take at least two years to lift the entire waste at Ghazipur landfill, which would be used on an experimental basis to construct a 2-km stretch of highway.  

“Since we have only this place to dump waste, it is important to take all precautionary measures to avoid a rerun of the collapse till NHAI starts lifting waste from the site,” Khandelwal said.

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