Waste-to-energy plant to open on June 5 in Andhra Pradesh

Guntur Municipal Corporation has leapt into action to complete the proposed works . The plant management indicated that it was able to begin electricity production .

GUNTUR (GUNTUR): The decks have been cleared for the construction of Guntur's first waste-to-energy plant.On June 5, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is expected to officially open the Jindal company's plant.With just 20 days until its formal opening, the Guntur Municipal Corporation (GMC) leapt into action to complete the proposed works.Chekuri Keerthi, the GMC commissioner, inspected the plant and other arrangements for the CM's visit.

She spoke with the plant management about the plans to be taken for the CM's visit.During the visit, the locations for the helipad, the dais for a public meeting, and the avenue plantation were mapped out.The plant management indicated that it was able to begin electricity production.In terms of garbage collection, the facility would assist several municipal authorities in Guntur and Krishna districts.

The power plant located on the fringes of Guntur city would produce about 15 MW and consume nearly 1,200 tonnes of garbage per day.According to reports, the small civic bodies Narasaraopet, Sattenapalle, and Ponnur are struggling to transport solid waste to the Jindal plant due to a shortage of vehicles.The local authorities have taken the matter to the attention of the senior officials who advised the Swachandhra Corporation to combine the vehicles.Although the vehicles are being sponsored by the Swach Andhra corporation, the municipalities are required to pay the price for the fuel used to transport the solid waste.

Shortly after the plant was set up, the authorities conducted a trial run to synchronize with the power grid.