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Haryana told to put new garbage dump on fast track

The ongoing battle against dumping of garbage in Gurgaon received a further fillip on Friday.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2008 00:52 IST
Pawan Sharma

The ongoing battle against dumping of garbage in Gurgaon received a further fillip on Friday.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Haryana government to file a time schedule chart report about steps being taken for setting up a solid waste treatment plant at Bandhwari along Gurgaon-Faridabad road.

The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice Jasbir Singh directed Principal Secretary (Local Bodies) Haryana to file an affidavit in this connection, listing every step being taken for setting up the plant.

During the resumed hearing of the petition, the Municipal Corporation (MC) Gurgaon submitted that the civic body of Faridabad would set up a solid waste treatment plant at Bandhwari village, about 15 kms from Gurgaon, within one year.

In his additional status report, the Executive Officer of MC Gurgaon, YS Gupta, stated that the MC Faridabad had already engaged National Building Construction Corporation Limited under Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Planning Mission (JLNUPM) for setting up the plant.

The solid waste management facility at Bandhwari would be developed, operated and maintained by MC Faridabad which would be entitled to all revenues.

When will the garbage Go?
During the fifth court hearing of their case about six residents, including Sharda Amarnath, daughter in-law of former cricketer Lala Amarnath, were present.

“When will this stench go? Each day is a grim reminder of the mistake we made in choosing Gurgaon to live, as the stench never leaves us and the cough is a permanent feature in our lives. However, I am still hopeful that the government will keep its promise and stop further dumping,” she said.