Northeast Frontier Railway announces SWM projects

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has taken up a number of projects for disposal of solid waste generated at railway terminals, as per a statement released by NFR spokesperson Subhanan Chanda said on Sunday.

A statement from the NFR informed that an incinerator has been installed at the Mechanised Laundry at Kamakhya Coaching Depot and bio-digester plants at Guwahati and Maligaon considering the huge generation of bio-degradable waste in various railway establishment and colonies.

A bio-methanation plant at the NF Railway Central Hospital, Maligaon is also under installation and planned to be commissioned shortly, it added. 

According to the NFR, the plant is being installed with an aim to contribute towards ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and harnessing energy from waste. The proposed plant is designed and fabricated based on CSIR-NIIST Technology.

The average biogas generation per day will be 9.0 cum for per plant of 50 kg capacity and the total biogas generation will be 18.0 cum for 100 kg plant.

Besides this, organized segregation of multiple solid wastes at 10 locations across NFR namely Katihar, New Jalpaiguri, Rangiya, Kamakhya, Guwahati, Lumding, Dimapur, New Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, and Silchar is already in operation, it said.

Picture Credit: Smeet Chowdhury, Kaziranga Express (SBC-Guwahati) at Khalor, West BengalCC BY 2.0

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