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  Metro creates art out of waste, sets up park in east Delhi

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2016

New Delhi, Dec 28, 2016 : From iron scraps to discarded sheets, broken pipes and tiles - Delhi Metro has used all kinds of waste to develop a park in east Delhi’s Shastri Park. Besides medicinal plants and herbs, the 42,000-square-metres park has 12 sculptures that have been created out of 20-25 tonnes of waste.The park is coming up near the Shastri Park Metro station and depot. (HT Photo)Delhi generates 10,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste, 30 tonnes electronic waste, 70 tonnes biomedical waste, 4,000 tonnes construction/demolition waste and 800 tonnes plastic waste daily. However, the processes to recycle this massive pile of waste are negligible.The park, which will be opened in two months, is situated close to the Shastri Park Metro station.“We have named it Eco Park. We sourced the waste from various construction sites. Twelve sculptors - 11 Indians and one South Korean - have created one sculpture each out the waste,” said a DMRC spokesperson.

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