The East Coast Railway has opened a waste-to-energy plant at Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop in Bhubaneswar.
The plant uses the patented technology, poly crack to convert waste into energy. It can produce light diesel oil in 24 hours and process 500 kg waste/batch.
The total cost of installing the plant was Rs 1.79 crore. It will cost Rs 10.4 lakh per annum for maintenance. The plant is estimated to provide an annual income of Rs 17.5 lakh from the byproducts. This is Indian Railways' first waste-to-energy plant.