Bhalswa in North Delhi (Bhalswa Landfill Site) Efforts to extinguish the fire in the filling area are going on for more than two days. According to officials, five fire brigade vehicles are deployed at the spot. The fire in the filler area had started on Tuesday evening. The fire department received information about the fire at around 5:47 pm on Tuesday evening, after which 10 fire brigade vehicles were sent to the spot. Later three more vehicles were sent to the spot. According to fire brigade officials, efforts are on to douse the fire at Bhalswa landfill in Delhi for 24 hours and it will take at least two more days to bring it under control. Officials gave this information on Wednesday. He said that at present eight fire tenders are engaged in extinguishing the fire.
The people of the area have been living in a cloud of smoke for two days.
A massive fire broke out in the Bhalswa landfill on Tuesday evening. In many videos, the color of the sky can be seen darkening due to the thick smoke. Fire brigade officials said that they received information about the fire at 5:40 pm after which 13 fire tenders were sent to the spot. Nearby residents said on Wednesday evening that they were facing a lot of trouble due to the thick smoke. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Another official said that due to the rise in temperature, methane gas is formed in the garbage dump, which is highly flammable.
Schools near Bhalswa landfill closed for a week
The Gyan Sarovar School, located near it, has been closed for a week due to smoke emanating from the massive fire at the Bhalswa landfill site in North Delhi. In this school the children of the waste pickers settled near the Bhalswa landfill study. Efforts are on to extinguish the fire at the landfill site for the last 15 hours.
Father Santosh of Deepti Foundation runs this school. Santosh said that the surrounding area is covered with smoke, due to which the children are finding it difficult to breathe. He said that visibility has also reduced due to the blanket of smoke in the entire area, hence the school will remain closed for a week.
Efforts to put out the fire continued for two days
Efforts to douse the fire that broke out in the Bhalswa landfill area in North Delhi have been going on for more than 15 hours, officials said on Wednesday. He said that five fire brigade vehicles have been deployed at the spot. The fire broke out in the landfill area on Tuesday. The fire department received information about the fire at around 5:47 pm on Tuesday evening, after which 10 fire tenders were sent to the spot. Later three more vehicles were sent to the spot. Efforts are on to put out the fire.
Demand for action against BJP councilor and mayor
The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday demanded that criminal proceedings be initiated against BJP councilors and mayors of the three municipal corporations in cases of day-to-day fires in garbage hills on the Delhi border. The AAP has made this demand after the massive fire incident at the Bhalswa landfill in North Delhi on Tuesday. Similarly, recently there was a fire in the garbage mountain located in Ghazipur.
AAP leader Durgesh Pathak said that the three garbage centers which are taking the form of mountains day by day in the three municipal bodies under BJP are direct evidence of corruption. Pathak said, BJP only gave mountains of garbage as a gift to the people of Delhi. But it has become common to catch fire in these garbage centres.
Pathak said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) demands that criminal action should be taken against BJP councilors and mayors of municipal corporations in this case. Earlier, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai had said that BJP-ruled municipal corporations should use bulldozers to clear mountains of garbage.
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