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Burn waste, face action

india Updated: Mar 27, 2010 00:26 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
Hindustan Times
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The Faridabad district administration may start slapping fines on those found burning household waste/garbage.

“We want to provide quality life to the citizens of Faridabad. For that there is urgent need for reducing the pollution level,” Faridabad Deputy Commissioner Praveen Kumar said on Friday.

“Initially, we want to generate awareness about the disastrous effects of burning garbage and other waste material on the environment.”

He said the administration would later start slapping fines on the offenders.

“The penalty will begin from Rs 50 and increase if a person repeats the offence. A drive will also be launched to check old vehicles, including 18,000 auto rickshaws plying in Faridabad for pollution,” he added.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shashank Anand said the administration will educate drivers about ill-effects of vehicular pollution.

“After a period, the drivers would be challaned if their vehicles continue to pollute the environment,” Anand said.

The police commissioner added that a 55 MW thermal power plant, operating in the middle of Faridabad, would be closed by the end of this month, thus reducing pollution levels in Faridabad.