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Bio-medical disposal plant to be shifted out of south Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the city government to shift the bio-medical waste treatment plant in south Delhi to some other place in six months as it impacted health of residents of a nearby colony.

A division bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice V K Jain said, ‘We direct Delhi Government and M/s. Synergy Waste Management Pvt Ltd to shift the bio-medical waste disposal facility, being operated near Sukhdev Vihar, to a suitable site.’

In 2006, the Delhi government and Synergy Waste Management Pvt Ltd, had established the Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment Facility at Okhla after obtaining consent from Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), but despite opposition from the residents who cited health problems.

The company also filed a petition wanting to operate from the existing site only on the ground that its has been following the prescribed norms of waste management after another plea filed by residents wanted it to be shifted out on health grounds.

The court said that Delhi’s chief secretary would identify the site within three months, with the aid of the DPCC and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), and the facility would be shifted in the next three months - or six months from the date of its order. However, the court, allowed the company to ‘continue to operate the facility at the present site till it is shifted, or six months from today, whichever is earlier’.
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