New Delhi Sept 02 : Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal held an emergency meeting on Saturday and directed the government to stop dumping solid waste at the Ghazipur landfill immediately.
Following the meeting today, Baijal instructed traffic to be diverted from the site as a precautionary measure.

He also said that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will start lifting garbage from the site in November this year to use in the construction of roads.

The Lt. Governor asked all the agencies to be fully prepared to deal with such exigencies and to coordinate well so that such unfortunate incidences do not recur.

The meeting was attended by EDMC and DDA officials as well.

The meeting was attended by Ranbir Singh, Commissioner EDMC, R.P Singh, General Manager NHAI and Rajeev Verma, Principal Commissioner DDA.

A garbage mound at the Ghazipur landfill collapsed on Saturday, killing two people and sweeping away many vehicles from the adjacent road.

According to locals, a heap of trash a 50-Metre Mountain of garbage "broke off and collapsed". It fell into the canal, which swept away two bikes, a scooty and a taxi into the adjacent canal.

(Posted on 02 September 2017, 1675429428 3O237O29O69)