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L-G inspects Okhla landfill site

| | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday visited Okhla landfill (LFS) site to review the process for its closure and remediation. He also stressed upon the need of transformation of the closed LFS into a new environment friendly useful complex.  He further asked the concerned agencies to take care of safety aspects and its timely completion.

Baijal appreciated the role of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and experts of Delhi IIT in formulating an action plan in transforming the site by developing an engineered LFS in place of saturated and non- functional LFS, commissioning a construction and demolition recycling plant and developing an aesthetic landscaped garden to make it a landmark of south Delhi in near future. 

A senior SDMC official said the civic body is planning to convert it in a beautiful green site. Earlier, this year the SDMC announced that it will work with an expert from IIT-Delhi to stabilise the Okhla landfill site has reached a staggering height of 165 feet. The massive dump in south Delhi was commissioned in 1996.

SDMC Commissioner, Puneet Kumar Goel assured the L-G that the corporation will develop this site into a soothing project in a very short span of time. He further said this LFS site started in 1996 over 40 acre land  and now it has attained its maximum height about 165 ft and has reached saturation point.

Keeping the incident of Ghazipur in view, the SDMC plans for remediation of the site by using its resources without any external help, Goel said. Last year, two people died in East Delhi after a large part of the Ghazipur landfill site collapsed.

Baijal was accompanied by SDMC Commissioner, experts of IIT and senior officers of SDMC, Delhi Development Authority and other concerned departments.

 
 
 
 
 

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