Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) had planned a series of steps to prevent fire in the Deonar dumping ground. All those assurances have not been fulfilled by the civic body yet, says Raes Shaikh, leader of the Samajwadi Party.
The fire had led to cause respiratory ailments to the residents. Raes Shaikh said, “A review meeting with municipal chief Ajoy Mehta is scheduled on Friday and I will ask for clarity on the responsibility for the fire.”
The 10 promises made by the MCGM which are not yet fulfilled include the132-hectare dumping ground to be covered by CCTVs, boundary wall to be constructed, use of debris
to cover the garbage,
number of security personnel to be increased from 102 to 150 and slope management.
The other issues to be discussed in Friday meeting include demand for more fire tenders at the ground and construction of bore wells, the status report of the probe panel formed under DMC Kiran Achrekar and action against guilty officers, culprits and garbage mafias.
There was a major fire in the dumping ground last Friday night alarming the residents that the season of fires is back.
The residents of Mankhurd, Govandi and Chembur are affected the most and have filed complaints but no action has been taken in this connection.
A senior civic official from solid waste management department said, “After Friday’s fire, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta has ordered us to register a complaint.”