(Photo: Biomedical waste incinerator of Synergy Waste Management Pvt Ltd)
"Synergy had indeed applied to MoEF for clearance - though this has been countered through a formal letter from Rakesh Khurana as RWA office bearer in Pocket B. The RWA, Pocket B has also made representations to the directorate of health and to the concerned police stations," said Ranjit Devraj, a resident of Sukhdev Vihar and a senior journalist.
"Its a great moral booster," said Asha Aroa another member of Okhla Anti-incinerator Committee.
The Division Bench of the High Court vide the judgment dated 15-1-2013 was pleased to, “Direct respondent No.2 Government of Delhi and respondent no.7, M/s Synergy Waste Management Pvt Ltd. to shift the bio-medical waste disposal facility, being operated near Sukhdev Vihar, to a suitable site. The site suitable for shifting of the said facility in terms of this order would be identified by the Chief Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi, within three months from today in consultation with DDA and DPCC and the facility in question would be shifted within three months thereafter, i.e. within 06 months from today. M/s Synergy is permitted to continue to operate the facility at the present site till it is shifted to a new site in terms of this order, or 06 months from today, whichever is earlier. If necessary, any further directions with respect to the shifting of the said facility, in terms of this order, will be sought from this court.”
P.S: In a related disturbing development, there is a proposal to set up a waste to energy plant in Green Park behind J P Trauma Centre. Bipin Papneja of Green Park RWA has decided to intervene at the very outset to stop such harmful plants. AAP MLA, Somnath Bharti has expressed his opposition to such proposal.