Municipal Corporation to soon have round-the-clock vehicle patrol to curb dumping of construction waste

Municipal Corporation will soon have a vehicle deployed round the clock to keep a check on dumping of construction waste in the city.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:February 27, 2012 1:36 am

The Municipal Corporation will soon have a vehicle deployed round the clock to keep a check on dumping of construction waste in the city. Officials will be deployed who will conduct checks regularly and fine the residents found dumping construction waste.

The discussion on the issue was held in the meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation. The issue of dumping of construction waste has been discussed several times in the Municipal Corporation. Even though bylaws were also drafted,these have been lying in cold storage. The civic body is now looking at the option of having a vehicle patrolling the streets in order to keep a check on people throwing the construction waste.

It is proposed that some officers be given the powers to impose fines on the defaulters. Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Pawan Bansal sanctioned money from the local area development fund for purchase of vehicles for picking the waste.

The civic body will also bring to the General House of the MC,the byelaws to deal with construction waste. The draft was prepared around two years back. Discussion on the draft was then held in the House and certain amendments were proposed. These would be incorporated and brought to the House. MC is contemplating imposing penalty on the residents who are found dumping construction waste.

Construction waste is often seen dumped along roadsides,in vacant spaces and even in parks and greenbelts. The residents after completing construction dump the waste at any place in the city instead of the designated spots.

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