New Delhi: A day after visiting the Ghazipur landfill site, BJP MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to visit the site and check the living condition of locals residing there. Also Read - Ghazipur landfill site: NGT summons commissioners of police, EDMC
“I would like to draw your attention towards one of the biggest landfill sites of Asia, the Ghazipur landfill. The people living nearby the landfill site are in a very plightful situation,” Gambhir wrote to Kejriwal. Also Read - Ghazipur landfill site saturated, EDMC moves NGT seeking alternative land
He also invited Kejriwal to visit the site with him to see the developmental works the BJP-led EDMC has done in the area.
In the letter, he further stated, “As the CM of Delhi, you should visit the site for their sake and see their condition. Also you will get to know all the work is being done by Central government and the BJP-led EDMC. I invite you to visit the landfill site with me.”
The development comes after Gambhir on Tuesday visited the Ghazipur landfill site along with East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) Commissioner Dilraj Kaur.
“Ghazipur landfill and the pollution caused by it is a big issue for Delhi. We need to find a permanent solution to this,” he had said after visiting the site.
Gambhir had in October last year inaugurated a ballistic separator as a part of the pilot project to reduce the height of Ghazipur landfill.
“We segregate the waste material according to its value, the plastic and like material is used in generating electricity. There are things that can be used in construction like material, so we will take it to a processing plant at Shastri Park. The other things that are left can be used as manure,” EDMC Commissioner Dilraj Kaur, who accompanied Gambhir, said.