Ghazipur landfill mountain will be taller than the Taj Mahal

June 05, 2019 05:58 pm | Updated 05:58 pm IST

India's tallest rubbish mountain in New Delhi is on course to rise higher than the Taj Mahal in the next year.

The Ghazipur landfill site in the east has an accumulated garbage of 13 million metric tonnes (MT). Its steep slope of trash makes it dangerous for men and machinery. The stench is all-pervading.

The landfill site reached the saturation point way back in 2002. However, with no alternative site to dump rubbish, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation has continued to use the site for the last 16 years.

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