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Cantonment board bans polythene

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Jalandhar, November 21, 2013
First Published: 19:43 IST(21/11/2013) | Last Updated: 19:46 IST(21/11/2013)

The cantonment has decided to ban polythene bags in the area. A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting of the cantonment board, which was attended by MLA Pargat Singh, president of the board, Brig IJS Chouhan; chief executive officer Vibha Sharma, all councillors and station house officer of the cantonment police station.

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The instructions had been passed at all the check-posts that they would not allow people carrying polythene bags while making entry for collecting octroi, a board official told.

The board also issued directions to the SHO to convince dairy owners working in the cantonment board to take their establishments out to ensure cleanliness in the cantonment.

In the meeting, Brig Chouhan also assured that the instructions were being issued to all check-posts to allow entry of civilians at night only after verifying their identity. Earlier, it was banned by the cantonment authorities, citing security threats and villagers living in the adjoining areas were protesting against the ban.

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