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Pay Rs 5,000 fine for littering in Faridabad

Throwing garbage out in the open in Faridabad would soon attract a fine of Rs 5,000, up from Rs 500, reports Prabhu Razdan.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2010 23:35 IST
Prabhu Razdan

Throwing garbage out in the open in Faridabad would soon attract a fine of Rs 5,000, up from Rs 500.

The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) is in the process of implementing the new rule under which people would be fined if found throwing dirt/ household waste on roads, lanes and by-lanes.

Officials in the civic body said the idea is to keep the city pollution free.

A few months ago, the civic body had started door-to-door garbage collection scheme against a small price.

Dr Mukesh Kasanwal, the civic body’s health officer, said, “We sent a proposal regarding the increased fine a few days ago and it has been approved. This move is necessary to keep the city neat and clean.”

“Members of the municipal corporation has suggested the steep increase in fine at one of the previous meetings of the MCF House,” said Mehtab Singh, MCF Commissioner.

Singh said the civic body passed the proposal and it was sent to the state government, which approved it.

The municipal commissioner said the implementation of the new rule would “immensely contribute” in making Faridabad a pollution free, eco-friendly city.

“We are also in the process of launching door-to-door pick up of household waste scheme,” he added.

He said the new rule has nothing to do with the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October.

Kasanwal said, “The enhancement in fine would certainly force the citizens to develop good civic sense.”