NGT slams Delhi, EDMC for fire at Ghazipur landfill
NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday slammed the Delhi government and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for their inaction on the recent fire that broke out at the Ghazipur landfill site.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar pulled up the civic body and the AAP government for shifting blame from one to another and putting the lives of residents at risk.
"You have again put the landfill site on fire. Why don't you people think what you are doing. We are talking about the national capital. Why don't you people do something," the bench said.
The blaze at Ghazipur landfill in east Delhi erupted on October 19 and 20 and was later extinguished after hours of fire-fighting operations by the fire tending vehicles.