WtE project for Mandur faces problems

A new WtE poject for the city of Mandur, Bengaluru, might face delays because of problems between the contractor and the local government, The Hindu reports. Even though the contracting firm, Messrs Srinivas Gayathri Resources Recovery Limited, had received 50 acres of government land, there is still no construction progress to be observed. The facility is supposed to have an intake capacity of 1,000tpd of waste and to generate 8MW of power in total, but the construction site has turned into an illegal garbage-dumping yard instead. This has polluted the groundwater in the area, which is why the Legislature Committee on Public Undertakings (CPU) has advised the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to look into the issue. The involvement of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is also to be assessed within the ACB’s investigation, but since a report on the case is not to be expected within the next three months, a longer delay for the WtE project seems very likely.

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