The municipal corporation increased the fine amount for littering during its meeting on Friday.
It passed a resolution for increasing the fines to the tune of Rs 3,000 in the domestic category and Rs 6000 in the commercial category. The issue of stray dogs and rising number of dengue cases also rocked the house. BJP councillors, who wanted to bring a resolution against senior deputy mayor Rishab Jain, could not do so as the mayor held a meeting with SAD councillors who agreed to continue with Jain.
It was decided that the civic body will increase the fine from Rs 1000 to Rs 3000 if a person is caught littering for the first time, while had been revised from Rs 3000 to 9000 if the person commits the same violation for the second time and from Rs 9000 to 15000 for the third time in the domestic category.In the commercial category, the fine has been revised from Rs 2000 to Rs 6000 for the first time, Rs 5000 to Rs 15000 for the second time and Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000 for the third time.
The resolution, according to the mayor, was brought because they wanted to make the city littering-free.Councillor RP Sharma raised the issue of rising number of dengue cases in the city. He alleged that fogging is not done properly in many areas of the city. He also alleged that the health authorities are fogging in select areas. He demanded that fogging should be done in a proper manner in all localities.Meanwhile, the issues of stray dogs and stray cattle were also raised. Mayor Kulwant Singh informed the house that they are construing a new cow shed of acapacity of 1500 animals because the old shed which has a capacity of 600 animals is not sufficient.