To treat wastes generated at Railway premises in Mysuru
Mysuru: Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager, South Western Railway (SWR) commissioned a Solid Waste Management facility at Mysore New Goods Terminal (MNGT) Yard to segregate and treat the wastes generated at the Railway premises in Mysuru area of SWR.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that, being a bulk waste generator, Railways is obliged to create its own waste collection and processing facilities as per Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. Operation of this facility will comply with the requirements of Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives for Mysuru Railway Station.
Rahul Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), SWR Mysuru Division, said the solid waste management facility is having an installed capacity of handling two tons of waste per day with 3,140 square metres area with a covered shed area of 1,036 square metres. The facility has waste dumping area for collection, segregation and 18 compost pits to treat the wet waste into compost. The bio-degradable waste is converted into compost. Recyclable waste/plastic/E-waste is handed over to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB)-approved recyclers.The left out non-biodegradable waste is sent to landfills as per Solid Waste Management rules, he added.
A contract has been awarded to carry out solid waste management activities at Mysuru Area at a cost of Rs.4.5 lakh per month for a period of one year which involves the following works:
a) Door-to-door collection of garbage from houses of Railway Colonies.
b) Removal of garbage from the bins located in the Railway Colonies and transporting it to the facility at MNGT.
c) Removal and transportation of garbage from Central Railway Hospital/Mysuru, Divisional Office building, Railway Station premises to MNGT Yard.
d) Segregation of garbage into bio-degradable, non-biodegradable waste, recyclable/plastic waste at solid waste management facility at MNGT.