Mumbai, March 22: Residents in Deonar woke up to thick smog as a result of the fire that began at the dumping ground on Saturday, Mar 19. According to reports, the fire continued even on Monday night.
Meanwhile, private and government schools in Deonar declared a holiday on Tuesday due to the thick smog that engulfed the city. Residents of the area complained of discomfort and breathing problems due to the smoke.
Central government's special team is likely to visit Deonar dumping ground on Tuesday, and will also meet BMC Commissoner and submit report within one week.
On the other hand, residents protested in Azad Maidan against the fire. This is the second biggest fire in the city's dumping ground in less than two months.
Even though the fire was doused and brought under control, toxic smoke from the dumping ground continued to engulf the city. Over 10 fire engines were stationed at the dumpyard to douse the flames.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had earlier this year said that the government will take steps to tackle the recurring incidents of fire at the dumpyard.