No fresh garbage to be dumped in Ghazipur and Bhalaswa landfill sites

Vastavam web: No fresh garbage will be dumped in Ghazipur and Bhalaswa landfill sites, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today after meeting Lt Governor Anil Baijal.Earlier in the day, the Lt Governor’s office said garbage dumping in east Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill site has been banned with immediate effect and it is likely to be cleared within two years.It, however, said that banning garbage dumping at Bhalaswa in North Delhi is under consideration but a decision in this regard is yet to be taken.After the ban on Ghazipur landfill site, garbage generated in East Delhi will now be dumped at Ranikhera on Delhi-Haryana border, an East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) official said.
After meeting the Lt Governor, Kejriwal said, “No fresh garbage will be dumped at Ghazipur and Bhalswa landfill sites.Claiming that garbage disposal in Delhi was being done in an “ancient” manner, Kejriwal said compactors will be procured and waste to energy plants will be set up for scientific solid waste management.”It may take a few months. Till then fresh garbage will be disposed of at the newly identified sites in east and north Delhi,” he said.The chief minister said that he has suggested the Lt Governor to hire experts who can give ideas about ways to clear the mountains of garbage and Ghazipur and Bhalaswa landfills.
“NHAI assured the L-G that it will begin the process of lifting, segregating and processing of the solid waste by November 2017, for its use in road construction,” said a statement from Lt Governor’s office.The process has been fast tracked and the entire landfill site would be cleared within two years, it said.Baijal also directed that traffic be diverted on the road adjoining the landfill for proper vehicular movement.The meeting was attended by Ranbir Singh, commissioner EDMC, R P Singh, general manager NHAI, Rajeev Verma, principal commissioner (lands) DDA, and experts in landfill site management.Around 2,500 MT of garbage lifted from East Delhi is dumped each day in the Ghazipur landfill, the oldest of its kind in the national capital.