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NEW DELHI: North Delhi Municipal Corporation has decided to allocate a seven-acre plot near Jahangirpuri to a private concessionaire for designing, operating and financing a construction and demolition waste processing facility.

A proposal was passed at a standing committee meeting on Wednesday and the project includes free processing of C&D waste from all designated sites in north Delhi and payment of Rs 5 lakh as rental charges per month for the land to the civic body. The project will begin with processing 500 metric tonnes of waste every day and soon, its minimum capacity can increase up to 2,000 metric tonnes per day.

“The project also includes collection and transportation of unclaimed C&D waste from city Sadar Paharganj and Karol Bagh zones for a period of 15 years. The civic agency will pay the transportation charges to the concessionaire at Rs 47 per metric tonne, which can be increased/decreased annually on the basis of wholesale price index,” sated the proposal.

AAP councillors have, however, raised an objection. “We are giving a huge site to a private concessionaire and in comparison to market rates, the amount collected as monthly rent is too less. This is leading to financial losses to the civic body,” said AAP councillor from Mukundpur, Ajay Sharma.

To this, a senior official said that the monthly rental will be increased annually at 5% irrespective of the quantity of waste received from departments and private parties.

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