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Indore: 542 fined for spitting, dumping garbage, using polythene bags


Indore: Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), which on Sunday launched a drive to penalise people for dropping litter in open, continued the drive on Monday too. The Corporation imposed fine on 542 people who were found to be spitting and dumping garbage in open. The shopkeepers selling items in polythene bags were also fined.

The IMC team found disposable glasses lying around a liquor shop in  Musakhedi. “People coming to liquor shop would drink in ahata (where people can sit and drink) and dump the glasses in public area,” IMC chief sanitary inspector Mukesh Karosiya said. He said they imposed a fine of Rs 60,000 on Dharmendra Shivhare, the liquor shop owner.

In the same locality, spot fine of Rs 15,000 was imposed on Ashok Bus Travels for putting litter on road. Besides, fine of Rs 3000 was imposed on Mahesh Milk Dairy for selling items in plastic bags. On Raksha Bandhan, municipal commissioner Asheesh Singh had directed officials of all 22 zones to impose fine on people spitting and littering in open and also the shopkeepers selling goods in banned plastic bags. A daily target of imposing fine on 30 violators has been given to every zone.

Following the instruction, zonal officers, health officer and chief sanitation inspectors levied fine from people found to be violating the norms. “More than 147 people were penalised for spitting on roads, footpaths, road dividers, building walls etc. Fine ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 300 was realised from them,” a press release issued by IMC said. Similarly, fine was imposed on 223 people for dumping garbage in public places. Also, fine was levied on 172 shopkeepers for selling goods in banned plastic bags.