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Spot fine of Rs. 200 for throwing garbage in drains

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The Hindu            08.01.2018  

Spot fine of Rs. 200 for throwing garbage in drains

Warning boards placed by the Corporation asking residents not to dump solid waste in drains in Erode.M. GOVARTHANM_GOVARTHAN  

As part of Clean India Mission, the City Municipal Corporation has installed warning boards at many places asking people not to dump solid waste or garbage in the open drains. Violators will be liable to a spot fine of Rs. 200.

The warnings boards are installed near major open drains in residential areas and arterial roads. Pamphlets are also pasted on the Corporation vehicles that removed garbage from all the 60 wards. Currently, residents and commercial establishments dispose of garbage at the nearby bins and also handover to the workers who come to each household.

However, many continue to dump the garbage, mostly plastic, in the open drains. Since drains are not desilted regularly, during rainy season sewage mixes with rainwater and flows on the road.

Despite warning, the residents and establishments continue to violate it. Hence, the Corporation has decided to levy spot fine on the violators.

Officials said that they would be monitoring the public and if violations found, spot fine would be levied on them. They asked the public to cooperate with the civic body in ensuring sanitation.