A team of Huda officials inspected the city’s only solid waste management plant at Bandhwari on Thursday and found glaring safety, pollution and administrative lapses.
Inspection officer Sarvesh Joon found that workers at the plant had not been provided with masks or handgloves, which put them at high risk of contracting infection from the decomposing garbage.
So much so, Joon had to wait for an hour before he was provided with a mask. The team also found that no attendance register was being maintained. While the fire safety device is present, it “doesn’t work properly”, reads the Huda report.
The conveyor at the plant, which transports waste, was also found damaged, causing garbage to scatter all around.
“The solid waste gets mixed in the water drain due to slackness of the private contractor,” the report further reads.
The report will now be forwarded to municipal commissioner Sudhir Rajpal and Huda administrator Praveen Kumar.
RTI activist and local resident Raman Sharma, on whose complaint Huda officials inspected the site, told Hindustan Times, “I have forwarded the report to the deputy commissioner for suitable action.”
More than 800 tonnes of garbage from Gurgaon and Faridabad is brought at the Bandhwari plant every day.
Meanwhile, the private contractor assured that all health and safety norms will be adhered to within 15 days.