Garbage dumping in Ghazipur has been banned with immediate effect and the landfill site is likely to be cleared within two years, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal’s office said on Saturday.
A day after a portion of the waste dump, estimated to be as high as a 15-storey building, collapsed, killing two persons, Mr. Baijal held a meeting to take stock of the situation.
He directed that traffic be diverted on the road adjoining the landfill for proper vehicular movement.
“National Highways Authority of India [NHAI] assured the L-G that it will begin the process of lifting, segregating and processing of the solid waste by November 2017, for its use in road construction,” said a statement from the Lt.-Governor’s office.