Kanjurmarg landfill to be expanded; Court lifts stay order

The Bombay High Court (HC) has given the green signal for the expansion of the Kanjurmarg landfill site. In September, HC had issued a stay on the expansion, following a public interest litigation challenging the environmental clearance which had been granted earlier by state-level authorities.

HC ruled that it’s decision is in the larger interest of public health and safety, reports The Times of India. The expansion will contribute to Mumbai’s integrated scientific solid waste management system by adding 52 hectares to the 65 hectares already in use at the Kanjurmarg site, which opened in 2015.

The city sends almost 7,000 tonnes of waste daily to the Deonar and Kanjurmarg sites, of which 5,500 is handled at the Kanjurmarg landfill.

Picture Credit: x2spanish, KanjurmargCC BY-SA 3.0

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