Delhi: Residents file complaint against NDMC officials over Bhalswa landfill fire | India News

New Delhi: A police complaint has been filed by people residing near the Bhalswa landfill site here against the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in relation to a fire that has been raging at the landfill for the past four days.

Residents lodged a complaint at Bhalswa Dairy Police Station demanding legal action against North Delhi Mayor Raja Iqbal Singh, Deputy Mayor Archana Dilip Singh and Deputy Chairman of North MCD Standing Committee Vijay Kumar Bhagat .

In the complaint letter, residents said the smoke emitted from the fire at the landfill put their lives at risk.

“The fire that has been raging for the past four days poses a health risk to the people of Bhalswa. The people of Bhalswa cannot breathe. The smoke is causing major health problems, especially for the elderly and children. “, the complaint copy mentioned.

Firefighters struggled to extinguish the blaze at the site for the fourth straight day on Friday.

Meanwhile, the head of the Delhi Women’s Commission, Swati Maliwal, has summoned the Commissioner of the MCD North over the incident and demanded details of the action taken by the civic body to clean up the site. .

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has also fined the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Rs 50 lakh for being negligent and failing to take proper measures to prevent the fire. at the Bhalswa landfill.