EDMC Partners IIT-Delhi To 'Stabilise' Ghazipur Landfill
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) have joined hands to work on measures to stabilise the Ghazipur landfill site. The move was aimed at averting recurrence of the recent cave-in incident, the civic body said. An agreement in this regard was signed between the EDMC and the IIT-Delhi at the municipal corporation's headquarters at Patparganj.
A part of the massive dump tumbled in September, killing two people, prompting Delhi Lt Governor to order the shutting of the site for waste dumping.
"A group of faculty members of IIT-Delhi would provide their technical advice and expert opinion to the EDMC on stability analysis of the slope of the landfill waste, which is parallel to the canal. The EDMC would be free to choose from the remedial measure(s), based on feasibility and after concurrence of the consulting group," the EDMC said in a statement.
The Ghazipur landfill is the oldest of its kind in the national capital. It was started in 1984, and is spread over 29 acres. According to officials, the permissible height for a garbage dump is 20 metres. Every day, 2,500 metric tonnes of garbage is disposed at the site.
"Stability analysis of the slope would cover variables such as slope inclination, slope height, pore pressure, seismic forces etc. The stability analysis would take about 12 weeks to complete," the EDMC said.
With inputs from Housing News