Burning apathy in Delhi: Firefighters at half strength
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7:22 AM
Over the years Delhi has grown horizontally and got more populated, but its resources to fight fire stayed stunted. 70% of the 2.5-crore population lives in unauthorised colonies, while markets and shopping zones that see the maximum amount of footfall (well ahead of glitzy malls) are so crammed that no fire engine can possibly enter these areas.
Fire rages on at Delhi's Bhalswa landfill site
Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:05 PM
A fire has been raging at the Bhalswa landfill site since October-20, raising concerns about rising pollution levels. Delhi's air-quality oscillated between "poor" and "very poor" category Sunday as authorities have warned of days of severe-pollution ahead. The fire at Bhalswa landfill site broke out at 2.pm on October-20, a Delhi Fire Service official said, adding firefighting was still going on at the site.