Court asks TMC to re­ply on garbage dis­posal is­sue

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Shashikant Kothekar shashikant.kothekar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

THANE: The Bom­bay high court has asked the Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion to file an af­fi­davit on the city’s garbage dis­posal sys­tem with a week.

The high court was hear­ing a pe­ti­tion filed by RTI ac­tivist Vikrant Chandrahas Tawde against il­le­gal dump­ing of garbage in Thane.

Tawde has al­leged that the TMC has not been fol­low­ing any rule for garbage dis­posal.

“We have filed a PIL be­cause it’s re­lated to pub­lic health. The TMC has been dump­ing garbage in the open with­out any sci­en­tific process. The high court has asked the TMC to sub­mit an af­fi­davit within a week. The next hear­ing is on Fe­bru­ary 12,” said Tawde.

“We have to sub­mit our re­ply to the court by Fe­bru­ary 12. The TMC has de­manded 100 acres of land from the MMRDA at Taloja. Daily 700 tonnes of garbage is col­lect­ing from the city and the garbage dumped at Diva-Daighar site,” said a TMC of­fi­cial.

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