Chandigarh, July 13:-
The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has started to cast bricks from recycled concrete aggregate at the automatic block making plant at C&D waste plant, industrial area, Phase-I, here today.
While sharing this information, Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh said that there was a provision to cast bricks at this plant which was started today. 9”x4½”x3” size bricks made from recycled concrete aggregate are now available for public as well as Govt. buildings works for masonry work. Approximately ten thousand bricks will be casted daily, said the Commissioner.
She said that earlier, paver blocks were prepared in this automatic blocks making machine, which proved to be a boon for not only the Municipal Corporation but for the city as well. She said that the demand for the efficient and fast production line of automatic block making machines reduces the per-unit cost of the blocks and bricks, offers high quality, less damaged and dimensionally accurate concrete products.
She said that using a block making machine in construction has been increasing over the years but this is not a coincidence as concrete blocks offer multiple advantages economically, in terms of constructive performance, as well as in build quality and versatility.
The Commissioner said that keeping in view ease of citizens, an exclusive system has been set in place for transportation of construction and demolition waste from their door steps the MCC vehicle will lift 250 cubic foot C&D waste for its scientific disposal including loading and unloading @ Rs. 800 per trip upto 5 kilometer distance from the C&D waste plant situated at industrial area Phase-I and Rs. 100 extra per kilometer beyond 5 kilometer from the plant site. She said that people may also transport their C&D waste to the 23 designated C&D waste collection centers located throughout the city.
She said that any type of concrete blocks can be produced with consistent quality by fixing different types of moulds and ram in the automatic machine and designed to deliver unparalleled performance and cost-effective solution.
The Commissioner said that various concrete products are being produced in this automatic block making machine including big and small size kerbs, channel, paver block 60mm and 80mm and PCC bricks besides bricks.