After the signing of agreement between Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) and a private firm next week, the work on preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for proposed waste to energy plant will start from the month of November in Ghaziabad.
The waste to energy plant will be developed in Galand, Ghaziabad. Officials said that the agreement with Netherlands-based firm, GC International would be signed on Monday.
After the agreement, the firm will start working on the DPR of the waste to energy plant. Once DPR will be made, the construction will start at the site. The construction is expected to start by January next year.
The plant will be developed on 35 acres of land and would produce 45 megawatt of power from 850 metric tonnes of solid waste that city generates currently.
The proposal of building waste to energy plant was thought way back in 2004. However, its construction has been hanging fire for many years. The inability to acquire land from the farmers and lack of coordination between civic authorities including GMC and GDA had caused delay.
Recently, GDA manager had struck a deal with the farmers. The GDA has reserved 5 acres of 35 acres of land to dispose waste of Indirapuram which is currently being dumped at a temporary site in Shakti Khand II.
“The dumping would start once the price of land is purchased from the farmers,” GDA officials told.