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Ghazipur landfill: NGT seeks report on segregation, disposal of waste

The green panel also ordered them to clearly state how they would convert this landfill site into a green area in accordance with the provision of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

File photo of rescue and relief operations underway after a part of the Ghazipur garbage landfill collapsed in east Delhi. Photo:PTI
File photo of rescue and relief operations underway after a part of the Ghazipur garbage landfill collapsed in east Delhi. Photo:PTI

The Green Tribunal has directed the and the East Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to submit a report on segregation, compaction and at the landfill site.

A bench headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked them to submit an action plan with regard to fresh waste of nearly 800 metric tonnes that is being brought to the landfill site every day.


The green panel also ordered them to clearly state how they would convert this landfill site into a in accordance with the provision of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

"We direct the Secretary, Urban Development, NCT Delhi, Commissioner and Chief Engineer of EDMC to place beforethe Tribunal, a clear report and action plan in regard to the manner and methodology that would be done by them for the purpose of dealing with segregation, compaction and disposal of the deposited waste...

"They should clearly say as to how they will convert this landfill site into a in accordance with the provision of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016," the bench said.

During the hearing, the Highways Authority of India (NHAI) told the bench that it was segregating and transporting waste from site for the construction of Highway 24. A section of NH-24 spanning a total of 2 kms is being taken up as a pilot project, said.

The matter was fixed for next hearing on October 5.

On September 1, a portion of the 45 metre high in east Delhi's had collapsed due to heavy rains, killing two people and pushing a car and three two- wheelers off the road, into a canal.

The tribunal had earlier come down heavily on the AAP and the EDMC over the landfill collapse, saying "nothing can be more humiliating than people being killed under a garbage hill."

The green panel had issued notices directing them to show cause why punitive action should not be taken against the and criminal proceedings not initiated against the erring EDMC officials over the "unfortunate" incident.

First Published: Sun, September 24 2017. 11:56 IST
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