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Proposal to increase fines on those who dirty city

Bath in open pay Rs 100,wash clothes in public places,Rs 200

Written by Express News Service |
August 10, 2012 2:15:19 am

Bath in open pay Rs 100,wash clothes in public places,Rs 200

For effective implementation of the cleanliness drive in the city,the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration has proposed to increase fines imposed on those who spit in public places. The fine for spitting,as well as littering will go up from Rs 50 to Rs 200.

Those taking bath in the open will be fined Rs 100 while those held for defecation in the open would be fined Rs 200 as against Rs 50 in the past. People feeding animals in public places will have to shell out Rs 500 and those washing vehicles in public places will be fined Rs 1,000. People washing clothes in public places will have to pay a fine of Rs 200.

The civic body has also decided to slap a penalty of Rs 500 on those who are unable to keep their courtyard clean.

The civic body has announced awards for panels that score the highest in cleanliness practices. An additional Rs 1-crore development projects will be undertaken in panels successful in implementing the drive.

Mayor Vaishali Bankar said the civic body’s initiative will encourage citizens to ensure cleanliness in their areas.

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