Environment

This station will produce electricity from garbage!

DELHI

In a major green initiative, New Delhi station will become the first railway premise in the country to produce about 2000 units of electricity from the “Waste to energy” plant.

The “Waste to energy” (Bio methanation) plant will be commissioned by June this year, Divisional Railway Manager of Delhi Division Arun Arora said adding “It is a first-of-its-kind project for disposal of solid waste in environmental-friendly manner and generation of energy from the garbage, report agencies.

The Bio methanation plant is being set up at New Delhi station at 15,000 sq metre area to handle 15 tonne of municipal solid waste per day and the plant will produce electricity and manure.

RITES, a railways PSU, has floated the tenders inviting bidders for the project estimated to cost about Rs 15 lakh. The bid is slated to open in February 22.

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