Navi Mumbai: NMMC seizes over 1200 kg banned plastic in Turbhe, 3 shops and a godown raided

The Zone 1 of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) cracked down on the illegal use of banged plastics and seized over 1200 kg of plastic bags from three shops in Turbhe ward.

Amit SrivastavaUpdated: Sunday, December 11, 2022, 01:00 PM IST
article-image
Navi Mumbai: NMMC seizes over 1200 kg banned plastic in Turbhe |

Navi Mumbai: The Zone 1 of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) cracked down on the illegal use of banged plastics and seized over 1200 kg of plastic bags from three shops in Turbhe ward. The civic body also collected Rs 25,000 from three shops and one godown.  

As part of the preparation of the Cleanliness Survey 2023, the municipal commissioner Rajesh Narvekar has instructed all civic wards and the concerned department to conduct preventive anti-plastic campaigns in an effective manner.

Navi Mumbai: NMMC seizes over 1200 kg banned plastic in Turbhe

Navi Mumbai: NMMC seizes over 1200 kg banned plastic in Turbhe |

Dadasaheb Chabukswar, DMC of Zone 1, Assistant Commissioner of Turbhe Ward and Sukhdev Yedve and other staff of Turbhe ward carried out a drive on Saturday.

Action taken against three shop owners

The team took action against three shop owners who were using banned plastic and prohibited plastic bags. Since it was their first offense, a penalty of Rs. 5,000 each was collected from them.

Similarly, during a raid on the godown of Saipuja Plastics at Sector 18, Turbhe, Mahaveer Market, around 1200 kg of banned plastic goods were seized. A large stock of plastic bags was seized which was stored in the godown. This was the second instance when the trader was caught with banned plastic, a Rs 10,000 was recovered.

Navi Mumbai: NMMC seizes over 1200 kg banned plastic in Turbhe

Navi Mumbai: NMMC seizes over 1200 kg banned plastic in Turbhe |

According to the directives of Municipal Commissioner Mr. Rajesh Narvekar, preventive plastic campaigns have been intensified in all departments in the entire municipal area and citizens are also urged to completely avoid the use of plastic bags and use cloth or paper bags keeping in mind the danger caused by plastic to the environment and also to stop the preventive plastic use completely. 

(If you have a story in and around Mumbai, you have our ears, be a citizen journalist and send us your story here. )

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here.  To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai: Andheri resident wins consumer affairs case against Pan Card Clubs, to get ₹9.47 lakh...

Mumbai: Andheri resident wins consumer affairs case against Pan Card Clubs, to get ₹9.47 lakh...

Mumbai: BMC asked to revamp subways at Sion circle, junction

Mumbai: BMC asked to revamp subways at Sion circle, junction

Mumbai: Phase-II of Goregaon-Mulund link road to be complete by end of 2023

Mumbai: Phase-II of Goregaon-Mulund link road to be complete by end of 2023

Mumbai: Senior citizens body calls BMC budget 'kabhi khushi kabhie gham'

Mumbai: Senior citizens body calls BMC budget 'kabhi khushi kabhie gham'

Mumbai: 'TV makers responsible for compensation, not third-party seller', consumer forum tells...

Mumbai: 'TV makers responsible for compensation, not third-party seller', consumer forum tells...