Watch: Sisodia visits Okhla landfill site, assures of speedy cleanup of garbage mountains
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, along with MCD Mayor Candidate Dr Shelly Oberoi and Deputy Mayor candidate Aaley Mohammed Iqbal, visited Okhla landfill site on Wednesday.
Together they inspected the ongoing work to flatten and eliminate the garbage mound at the site and understood the details of the process, said the statement.
Flanked by officials at the site, the Deputy CM took a detailed assessment of the works going on at the landfill. He made several suggestions upon noticing some gaps in the projects and directed the officials to accordingly get things back on track soon.
While inspecting the ongoing work at the site, Sisodia: “Clearing the garbage mountains of Delhi in Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhalsawa was not the priority of the previous government, hence the height of these landfill sites kept on growing in the past 15 years. But now, under the leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal, we are ready with an action plan to eliminate these garbage mounds from Delhi. After the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor is completed on January 6, the government will work on a war footing to free Delhi from these garbage mounds.”
During the visit to the site, the Deputy Chief Minister said currently the work of clearing the landfill sites is going at a slow pace and we need double the speed to achieve our goals.
“From now onwards, I will inspect these landfill sites every week and monitor the work being done closely. As soon as the Mayor and Deputy Mayor take oath the speed of the clearing process will be doubled,” he added.
Sisodia said the number of waste disposal machines will be increased at the landfill site to expedite the work.
“Along with that, regular inspections at these sites will also give a boost to the work. So far, the previous government had only deceived the people of Delhi in the name of removing these sites.”
The Deputy CM said Kejriwal is an engineer himself and he has made a detailed plan to eliminate these garbage mounds from Delhi. “His vision is to make Delhi the cleanest and most beautiful capital in the world and now the work has been started in this direction. This will not only prove to be beneficial for the environment but will also improve the quality of life of people living nearby.”
Present during the inspection, AAP’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor candidates Dr Shelly Oberoi and Aaley Mohammad Iqbal said: “People of Delhi have shown trust in the work of AAP-led Delhi government and voted us into power in MCD too. Now it is our priority to fulfil all the guarantees promised by AAP during the campaign, especially the elimination of the three garbage mounds from the national capital. We are determined to do this now.”