Thiruvananthapuram corporation to supply 3,000 tonnes of garbage to Southern Railway

The City Corporation will on Friday inform the State government of its willingness to supply around 3,000 tonnes of garbage to be used in the construction of a platform at Kadakkavoor railway station.

Mayor K. Chandrika will write to Urban Affairs Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali informing the Corporation’s preparedness in supplying 3,000 tonnes of garbage, including waste accumulated on roadsides after the closure of the Vilappilsala garbage treatment plant.

Two days ago, Mr. Ali wrote to the Mayor seeking clarification on the quantity of garbage that the civic body would be able to provide for constructing the platform, V.S. Padmakumar, chairman, Works standing committee, said.

Immediately after the project was conceived following deliberations with Southern Railway, the Corporation had approached the Suchitwa Mission seeking funds to construct the 540-metre long, 0.84-metre high and 6.5-metre wide platform, he said.

Total cost

It was estimated to cost around Rs.48 lakh, he said adding the project could be implemented with funds from the State government as sourcing such a huge amount from the civic body’s plan fund would hamper the implementation of other ongoing projects. The Southern Railway had informed its inability to fund the project, he added.

The civic body intended to construct the platform providing a polythene sheet at the base to prevent leachate from leaking out. The compacted garbage would be deposited over a layer of soil and clay which would be evenly spread to make a 35-cm thick coating. The garbage and soil layer would be capped and paved with interlocking tiles. Once government gave its approval, tenders would be floated to award the contract for construction of the structure, he said.