CAG flags delay in Deonar WtE project due to procedural issues

NASA Image: Smoke from the fire which broke out on 28 Jan 2016 at the Deonar dumping ground, Mumbai

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has criticized the poor monitoring and delays in obtaining clearances for a waste-to-energy plant project at the Deonar landfill in Mumbai. Only 10% of the work on the project was completed by December 2022, which will affect the project schedule. The project was downsized to 600 tonnes per day from 3,000 tonnes per day, and M/s. Chennai MSW Pvt. Ltd was awarded the work at a cost of Rs. 648 crore. The delay in obtaining mandatory clearances will have a significant impact on the project delivery schedule. The BMC planned the waste-to-energy project in 2016 to generate 4 megawatts of electricity, reports Free Press Journal. Deonar is home to the oldest landfill in Mumbai.

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