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Pay Rs 1000 for spitting in swine flu-hit Pune

Spitting in public places here can now cost you Rs 1000 with Pune Municipal Corporation announcing the increased fine in view of swine flu pandemic in the city.

india Updated: Sep 26, 2009 16:03 IST

Spitting in public places in Pune can now cost you Rs 1000 with Pune Municipal Corporation announcing the increased fine in view of swine flu pandemic in the city.

The corporation announced the hike from present Rs 25 to Rs 1000 with effect from today.

An order issued by PMC commissioner Mahesh Zagde said the measure was taken because the H1N1 virus can "remain alive in sputum for eight to nine hours".

The nuisance detection squads of civic administration would take action against the offender.

The Commissioner issued the order using special powers vested in him under Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporation Act to deal with epidemics.

The virus has so far claimed 61 lives in the city since August 3 with unceasing number of fresh positive cases being reported daily.