AMC widens its net for litterbugs,to hike fine

The municipal corporation’s standing committee has proposed to impose heavy penalties for those littering in public,like throwing garbage or spilling water on the road or defecating in the open.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:January 6, 2012 3:39 am

The municipal corporation’s standing committee has proposed to impose heavy penalties for those littering in public,like throwing garbage or spilling water on the road or defecating in the open.

The civic body has also expanded the list of activities deemed littering from its current four to 20.

The existing offences are littering by kutcha and pucca house residents,hawkers and vendors operating their business from kiosks and push carts,shops below 250 sq metres,hotels and restaurants,business establishments on plots bigger than 250 sqm.

While penalties for littering by kuctcha house residents will remain the same at Rs 50-250,it will be hiked for pucca house residents. A penalty of Rs 5,000-10,000 has been proposed if larvae is spotted in industrial units. The AMC will now also be empowered to direct whitewashing and cleaning of any building and any violation will attract a fine of Rs 500-Rs 1,000.

Those found selling pets and animals in places other than designated markets will have to shell out Rs 250-500 daily. Harsher is the penalty for setting up private markets for selling animal feed and fodder. Illegal slaughter houses will attract a hefty fine between Rs 5,000 and 10,000. A penalty of Rs 1,000-10,000 will be imposed on malls and theatres for littering,the committee has proposed.

Hospitals will have to shell out Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000 for littering indoors. Private dispensaries will have to pay Rs 100-2,500 for this.

The fine for throwing garbage in the canal will Rs 100-250 for residents and Rs 500-5,000 for commercial units. The fine for tying animals on road will now be Rs 500-5,000 every day,per animal.

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