Shops without bins to attract Rs. 500 fine

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jan 19, 2015 13:34 IST

Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has decided to penalise every shopkeeper who does not install garbage bins outside their shops and commercial establishments. MCG commissioner Vikas Gupta quoted a provision in Annexure A of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act 1994 to levy a penalty of Rs. 500 on offenders.

Gurgaon’s top civic official, who announced the measure at HT’s Clean My Gurgaon campaign on Sunday, said citizens can also report the matter by taking photographs and sending it to the civic body via WhatsApp.

“Not many shops in Vyapar Kendra had dustbins in public. We will see that this provision is enforced. Teams will be formed to check if there is any violation. People can also WhatsApp me or the joint commissioner if they find anyone violating the rule and we assure that an immediate action is taken. Every shopkeeper has to keep the bins in public view. We will start enforcing this provision in 10 days. The inspecting officers from the corporation can also prosecute violators on the spot,” said Vikas Gupta, MCG commissioner.

The commissioner also committed to provide 30 garbage bins and 10 benches for the Vyapar Kendra market.

Following rules framed on prohibition of activities affecting cleanliness and hygiene in the city, the commissioner and joint commissioner YS Gupta said that they will take up shopkeepers found littering the public places with a fine of Rs. 500.

Shopkeepers and resident’s associations of the locality appreciated the move. “We will definitely try to maintain cleanliness in the market. We will spread awareness on keeping the surroundings clean and place dustbins in public view,” said Subhash Mittal, a member of Sushant Vyapar Kendra association.

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