The Delhi High Court has ordered a ban on burning and dumping of garbage in public parks and open sites. The court has also ordered the government to hand over 100 acres for new landfill sites for garbage and 50 acres for hazardous waste disposal. The court also directed the director general of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and general manager of Northern railways to appear before it in person on February 25, 1999 for not cooperating with civic bodies.

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