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The construction of Urban Extension Road (UER) II in New Delhi, which the authorities also refer to as the third ring road of the national capital, will require close to 4 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of waste.
It is reported that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has requested 4 lakh tonnes of waste from the Municipal Council of Delhi for the UER section, which would be built in two phases. The head engineer of the ULB has received a letter from the national highway building agency inquiring about the availability of the enormous amount of rubbish. The corporation is planning to utilize the garbage from the Okhla landfill site for the project, reports The New Indian Express.