New Delhi: Residents of Sukhdev Vihar in south-Delhi notched up a big victory on Tuesday after Delhi high court ordered shifting of a bio-medical waste treatment plant situated 30m from the colony.

Seeing merit in the plea of the residents that proximity of the plant posed a health hazard, a division bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice V K Jain gave six months time to the Delhi government to identify an alternative site and finish relocation. It also permitted the present private firm handling the plant to continue operations for six months till the plant is relocated.