Ghazipur landfill fire an instance of AAP`s `corruption`: Delhi BJP chief

Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva on Monday visited Ghazipur landfill where garbage caught fire a day before and charged it was an example of “corruption” of the AAP government, reported news agency PTI.

Within one year of BJP coming to power in Delhi, this garbage dump will be removed, he claimed.

No immediate reaction was available from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over Sachdeva`s allegation.

Thick plumes of smoke still rose skywards from Ghazipur landfill on Monday, hours after a major fire broke out there.

According to the Delhi Fire Service, the landfill witnessed a big fire Sunday evening due to the gases produced in the massive mountain of waste, reported PTI.

Ghazipur landfill fire: `More than half of the machines are non functional`

“The Ghazipur garbage dump is a direct example of corruption by the Kejriwal government. They had promised to remove this mountain of garbage by 2023 but another has risen here. This is because of the MCD`s corruption. More than half of the machines are non functional. Why were they not repaired?” Sachdeva said, reported PTI.

“It will be removed within a year after the day BJP forms government in Delhi,” he added.

Ghazipur landfill fire: AAP had promised to clear the landfill site

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had, ahead of the 2022 MCD election, promised to clear the landfill site by December 31, 2023.

All the same, the mountain of garbage continues to grow.

In 2019, the height of the Ghazipur landfill was 65 metres, only eight metres less than the Qutub Minar.

In 2017, a portion of the garbage at the dumping yard fell on an adjacent road, killing two people.

Three incidents of fire were reported at the Ghazipur landfill in 2022, one of which, on March 28, took more than 50 hours to be doused.

(With inputs from PTI)

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