Some areas of the Bhalswa landfill site in Delhi have been seen still burning on Thursday. Eight fire tenders are there at the spot and efforts to douse the fire at the landfill site continue, and it will take at least another two days to put it out completely. Morning visuals from the site showed plumes of smoke from the fire blaze at some areas of the landfill engulfing the sky completely.
Residents living nearby are continuously complaining about the bad air and difficulty in breathing, however, they are left helpless as the process to douse the fire is slow and is likely to be completed in a day or two. Some locals have also suggested shifting the entire dump from here.
"The solution to combat these kinds of situations is to remove the whole dump yard from here. People are not able to live here due to bad air& water. Several requests were made to remove dump yard but nothing happened," a local said as quoted by ANI.
A massive fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill on Tuesday evening. Several videos showed the blaze churning out dense plumes of smoke and turning the sky hazy grey. Fire officials had said they received the information at around 5.40 pm after which 13 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. "Our teams are working round-the-clock to put it out," a fire officer said.