Watch: East Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill continues to operate despite orders for its closure
Despite Lieutenant Governor General Anil Baijal’s orders to stop dumping solid waste at the Ghazipur landfill, about 1200 trucks still arrive daily.
The 33-year-old Ghazipur landfill officially exceeded its capacity in 2004. When it was formed in 1984, the height was to be limited to 20 metres, currently it stands at about 45 metres high. On 1 September, a collapse at the dumpsite led to two deaths. At the time Delhi's Lieutenant Governor General Anil Baijal’s ordered to stop dumping solid waste at the site, despite that about 1200 trucks bearing garbage still arrive daily.
In an order issued on Tuesday, the DDMA said that district magistrates and deputy commissioners of police will ensure that idols of Lord Ganesha are not set up in a tent or pandal.
Meanwhile, the offline process of allotment of schools for Classes 9,10 and 12 has been extended
Delhi rains: National Capital records highest rainfall this season since 1964; IMD issues orange alert
Delhi's September rainfall has breached the 400 mm mark. At 403 mm till Thursday afternoon, it is the highest precipitation in the month since 1944.