Alleging that day by day solid waste from Delhi was being transported and dumped at Ghaziabad municipal company’s waste processing facility in Morta, Ghaziabad mayor Sunita Dayal on Friday seized nine vans laden with what she claimed was solid waste.
She mentioned the vans have been seized after she went on an inspection following a tipoff she acquired about Delhi’s waste being dumped in Ghaziabad.
Nitin Gaur, the municipal commissioner, mentioned that he has ordered an intensive inquiry into the problems the extra municipal commissioner tasked with the probe will submit a report in two days. Two Ghaziabad municipal company officers have been issued present trigger notices following the seizure of vans.
Nonetheless, Ankit Agarwal, chief govt officer of the waste processing firm, Geron Engineering, mentioned vans have been carrying refuse derived gas (RDF) from Delhi landfills for his non-public plant in Bahadarpur in Ghaziabad. The vans have been headed to Bahadarpur, not Morta, he mentioned.
Dayal on Friday mentioned the vans allegedly bore markings of “MCD” — Municipal Company of Delhi– and have been stopped halfway between Nandgram and Pipeline Street and handed over to police. Three of those vans have been later taken to Nandgram police station.
“I acquired info that vans from Delhi have been dumping their waste in Ghaziabad. I went to examine the difficulty and stopped nine vans in Ghaziabad. I’ve been advised that these vans have been dumping Delhi’s solid waste in Ghaziabad. I’m in the method of registering an FIR towards three vans whereas motion towards six different vans will probably be initiated on Saturday. I’ve additionally knowledgeable authorities on the state stage of the exercise. Such actions can not happen with out the connivance of our municipal workers and officers,” Dayal mentioned.
Ghaziabad metropolis generates about 1,400 metric tonnes of day by day solid waste which is processed at a short lived website in Morta.
“Our waste shouldn’t be getting absolutely processed and the location at present has a “hill of rubbish”. The corporate assigned the job of processing waste in Morta is processing Delhi’s waste. As soon as we begin getting vans from Delhi, our issues will enhance and I cannot enable that to occur,” Dayal mentioned.
.“The waste processing at Morta is assigned to a non-public firm. After the difficulty of vans from Delhi transporting waste to Morta got here to fore, I directed that an inquiry be performed in the matter. I’ve additionally issued present trigger notices to a further municipal commissioner and town well being officer in the matter,” Gaur mentioned.
Agarwal, CEO of Geron Engineering, denied that any solid waste from Delhi is being dropped at Morta for processing. He mentioned the vans have been carrying refuse derived gas (RDF) from Delhi for his non-public plant in Ghaziabad.
“The incoming RDF is uncooked materials/gas for my waste-to-energy plant in Bahadarpur (Ghaziabad) the place I’ve non-public land and a brand new plant. The vans have been headed to Bahadarpur, not Morta. The RDF was being transported from Bhalaswa and Ghazipur websites in Delhi and I’ve a proper to carry in uncooked materials from any a part of the nation by following correct norms,” Aggarwal mentioned.
He added that his new waste-to-energy plant is getting constructed by his different group firm which isn’t any manner related to the company.
“The vans are of the Municipal Company of Delhi and are GPS fitted. So, their route could be tracked at any level of time. The vans have been by no means headed for Morta,” Aggarwal insisted.
A response from MCD was awaited until the time of submitting of this report.