The Hindu Tiruchi 23.5.2018
Anti-littering squad to impose fine
TIRUCHI, MAY 23, 2018 00:00 IST
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2018 04:41 IST C.
In a move to prevent residents from dumping or throwing waste in public places, Tiruchi City Corporation has formed a flying squad to levy spot fine for littering public places.
The five-member exclusive squad will be headed by a Health Officer and will function round-the-clock.
Corporation Commissioner-cum-Special Officer N. Ravichandran toldThe Hinduthat the flying squad would visit vulnerable places. It would also book those failing to segregate waste into biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste at source from homes and commercial establishments.
The team would start functioning from Wednesday. The Corporation had powers to slap fine for littering public places. The penalty ranged from Rs. 50 to Rs. 500 for different violations. The team members would carry machines to provide receipts.
According to a rough estimate, Mr. Ravichandran said, the city generated 450 tonnes of garbage daily. Of this, 60% was domestic and 40% was from commercial establishments. The flying squad had been asked to collect fine at least 100 offenders daily.