Polythene ban- MCD issues 19 challans, collects Rs 77,500 fine
The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun’s (MCD) has stepped up its campaign against single-use plastic in the city. On the first day of the latest drive to enforce the ban on single-use plastic, the teams formed for this purpose issued 19 challans, collected Rs 77,500 in penalty and seized 15 kilogrammes of polythene bags on Monday.
“Seven teams have been formed area-wise. Each team includes a sanitation inspector and sanitation workers,” said deputy municipal commissioner, Rohitash Sharma.
“The teams have been allocated areas in which to work. The first team will make a move from Prince Chowk to ISBT via Saharanpur Road. The second team will move from Survey Chowk to Usha Colony via Sahastradhara Road. Third and fourth teams will move from Clock Tower. One will go towards Premnagar via Chakrata Road and the other till the vegetable market via Paltan Bazaar. The fifth and sixth teams will proceed again from Clock Tower. One will advance to Rajpur Road and the other till Mianwala Chowk on Haridwar Road. The seventh team will proceed from Survey Chowk to Raipur,” informed Sharma.
According to Sharma, the teams have been deployed to various areas to take actions against the violators on the spot.
“Each team is headed by a zonal officer who will look into the matter thoroughly and then decide accordingly about the penalty,” said Sharma.
Sharma informed that the district administration is also supporting the MCD in this drive.
“We have requested the SSP and the police department to support us in contingency if the situation goes out of hand during the drive,” he said.
“As decided from the beginning of the campaign, anyone who is found using polythene bags will be penalised. A fine of Rs 500 will be charged per polythene bag,” he added.
Earlier this month, the MCD had conducted a human-chain event to raise awareness on the ban after which the corporation has now stepped up enforcement of the prohibition.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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