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Gambhir drops by to assess Ghazipur landfill

By: The Press Reporter News Service | New Delhi |

Printed: July 29, 2020 1:38:20 am

Gautam Gambhir on the landfill website, Tuesday. (The Press Reporter picture)

Visiting the Ghazipur landfill website Tuesday, East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir stated its top has been lowered by 40 toes, and within the days forward, 4 new trommel machines will probably be engaged to scale back it additional.

“There are eight trommel machines working there. 4 extra machines will arrive in August, after which the method of processing the waste will probably be even quicker,” he stated.

Over 140 lakh tonnes of waste collected since 1984 lies within the landfill, inflicting hazardous dwelling situations for these close by.

Gambhir stated that greater than 2,500 metric tonnes of waste can be processed when the machines are introduced and engaged to service.

“Nonetheless, to repair this drawback completely, the main focus will probably be on waste segregation, for which a recent push can be given by the East civic physique quickly,” he stated.

AAP MLA Kuldeep Kumar stated that whereas the company has claimed to scale back the peak, in actuality the rubbish has been thrown on the opposite aspect. “Round 2,600 tonnes of waste comes each day and solely 600 tonnes is being eliminated. Then how has the peak decreased?” he stated.

A senior official of the East company stated the civic physique is now within the first stage of clearing the landfill website and the peak needs to be lowered as a result of it’s harmful and might result in cave-in or collapse of some portion, which has brought about accidents up to now.

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