Galand WtE facility will not start before July 2024

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The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) is planning to transfer 44.2 acres of land for a WtE plant in Galand village in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to Dutch plant developer GC International. The developer urged the GMC to hand over the land to start building works.

According to information from 2021, the works were expected to begin already in 2022. In November 2021, a boundary wall at the site was demolished by hundreds of people opposing the plans. As per the current source, the 60 MW plant should process 1,500 tpd of waste.

According to earlier information, the final capacity should be 2,500 tpd of MSW. The plant is to be built in PPP mode and the energy should be purchased by the state energy department at a rate of INR 7.5 (EUR 0.084) per unit.

The plant should take at least 18 months to become operational, hence it will not be ready before July 2024, according to a GMC official.

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