Mumbai: Mumbaikars living in the central and southern parts of the city experienced smog on a second consecutive day after deadly smog hit Mumbai’s Chembur, Wadala and Ghatkopar after Deonar Dumping Ground caught fire yesterday at Mumbai.
Chembur residents on Friday woke up to an unhealthy smog cover. Residents even complained of headaches and coughing problems due to the smog. The smog is said to have worsened since yesterday, due to the fire at Deonar Dumping Ground.
Residents living near the dumping ground in Mumbai’s North East area have been complaining about how the smoke has been affecting their health. Sarthak Mhatre a college student from Chembur, said, “There is a burning sensation in my eyes due to the smog. I am planning to call the day off.”
“From Thursday morning the smoke started to affect residents of Mankhurd, Govandi and Chembur severely,” said a senior civic official at Deonar to a leading English daily.
As per the English daily, the fire was on the Ghatkopar side of the dumping ground.Ghatkopar side of the dumping ground.
Since the fire was 2,000 feet away from the main road, fire engines had found it difficult to go inside. They were using sand instead of water to control the fire since there was no source of water.
Good morning, Mumbai! (This was South Bombay, yesterday). #OddEvenPlan time, perhaps? Tweeted VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani)
@PrakashJavdekar Sir surrounded by burning fog in Chembur due to fire in Deonar garbage dumping grd, request help
Deonar. Windows closed. Tyke is having breathing issues #smog#MumbaiSmokeCloud tweetedIrshad Daftari (@daftari)