Ghaziabad to invest in SWM projects

Ghaziabad municipal corporation (GMC) has announced additional funds for solid waste management in the city.

Corporation officials informed The Hindustan Times that Rs 60.5 crore will be devoted towards solid waste management. An additional Rs 60.5 crore will be spent on tackling air pollution. The funds, amounting to Rs 121 crore under the Fifteenth Finance Commission, were reportedly received from the state government.

“The plan has been prepared through public feedback and ground level assessment, and will be implemented in the next six months. With the funds, we will certainly improve city’s air quality and also the solid waste scenario. The pollution abatement measures will not only be taken up during winters but will go round the year,” said MS Tanwar, Ghaziabad municipal commissioner.

“We have planned five plants for processing of daily solid waste and all of these will start functioning by April/May. We have also planned to purchase 100 CNG-run autos and 100 e-rickshaws which will be roped in for door-to-door collection in localities having smaller lanes. For city’s internal roads, we will procure five more of mechanized road sweeping machines,” Tanwar added.

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