New Delhi: Work upon fulfilling Delhi government’s guarantee to eliminate the garbage mounds from national capital has started in “mission mode”. In view of the same, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia recently visited Okhla landfill site. He inspected the ongoing work to flatten and eliminate the garbage mound at the site and understood the details of the process.
Flanked by officials at the site, he took a detailed assessment of the works going on at the landfill. He made several suggestions upon noticing some gaps in the projects and directed the officials to accordingly get things back on track soon.
While inspecting the ongoing work at the site, Sisodia said, “Clearing the garbage mountains of Delhi in Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhalsawa was not the priority of the previous government, hence the height of these landfill sites kept on growing in the past 15 years. But now, under the leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal, we are ready with an action plan to eliminate these garbage mounds from Delhi. The government is ready to work on a war footing to free Delhi from these garbage mounds.”
Deputy Chief Minister said that currently the work of clearing the landfill sites is going at a slow pace and we need to double the speed to achieve our goals. “From now onwards, I will inspect these landfill sites every week and monitor the work being done closely.” he added.
Sisodia further said that the number of waste disposal machines will be increased at the landfill site to expedite the work. “Along with that, regular inspections at these sites will also give a boost to the work. So far, the previous government had only deceived the people of Delhi in the name of removing these sites,” he alleged.
The Deputy CM added that CM Arvind Kejriwal is an engineer himself and he has made a detailed plan to eliminate these garbage mounds from Delhi. “His vision is to make Delhi the cleanest and most beautiful capital in the world and now the work has been started in this direction. This will not only prove to be beneficial for the environment but will also improve the quality of life of people living nearby,” he concluded.