The Supreme Court on Friday expressed displeasure over the way the garbage had been piled up in various places across Delhi and asked the AAP government to clear the filth at the earliest.
“45 metres of height of garbage in places are alarming,” the division bench, headed by Justice Madan Lokur said.
The highest court also asked the Delhi government to devise a scheme for a timely disposal of the garbage.
The apex court also raised concerns that garbage piled up on streets can lead to serious health hazards, including the outbreak of diseases like bird flu.
The Supreme Court passed the order while hearing a case pertaining to the suicide of parents after their child died due to vector-borne diseases.
The apex court, however, said that matters related to dengue outbreak will be heard on November 11.