Delhi is known for many tourist spots like India Gate, the Lodhi Gardens, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar. And, like it’s also home to a few tall mountains of garbage. One of them happens to be the Ghazipur garbage dump, which can unfortunately boast of being almost as tall as the ancient Qutub Minar.
Given the monumental size of the hill, made purely out of garbage, it’s a sight hard to miss if you’re in the vicinity. In 2017, a part of the landfill collapsed, killing two people. At the time, Vibha Sharma had written inHindustan Timesthat the tragedy was waiting to happen—the site should have been closed down in 2002, but tonnes of garbage is still dumped here every day.
So, the people of Delhi turned to Google Reviews to express their frustration.
The garbage dump has been receiving rave reviews for quite some time, as pointed out on Twitter on Wednesday by Siddharth Singh, the author of The Great Smog of India.
While some of the reviewers were genuinely frustrated, others turned to humour to deal with this heap mountain of garbage that one can smell from miles away, with one smart aleck saying this would be her destination wedding place.
However, this mountain has not impressed everyone. There were some who were concerned by the monstrosity of it.
Are people making a mountain out of a molehill? Not really. Sarcasm aside, the garbage dump is a serious concern for those living around it. As pointed out in this Newslaundry article, it reached maximum capacity in 2002. The report explains that it is “hell” for those living in its vicinity because it catches fire in the summer, leading to harmful emissions.
And as the residents around the garbage dump continue to suffer, perhaps more such sarcastic reviews will force the authorities to take note.