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Think twice before dumping garbage on roadsides; PCMC to file police complaints against culprits

PCMC had deployed a flying squad to keep a close watch on various localities even as residents said they spotted trucks loaded with garbage dumped at the roadside in Ravet

pune Updated: Nov 12, 2019 16:55 IST
Archana Dahiwal
Archana Dahiwal
Hindustan Times, Pune
Garbage dumped in Ravet on Sunday.
Garbage dumped in Ravet on Sunday.(HT/PHOTO)
         

Tired of miscreants dumping garbage on roadsides Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has now decided to file police complaints against those found guilty and charge a penalty as per law says, civic officials.

PCMC had deployed a flying squad to keep a close watch on various localities even as residents said they spotted trucks loaded with garbage dumped at the roadside in Ravet.

The local residents of Ravet informed that there was heaps of garbage lying server times opposite to Pawani Pride, Harmony and Druv Siddhi -- of Ravet and near the road going to Gurudwara chowk.

Dr Anil Roy, chief health officer of PCMC, said, “If residents witness anyone dumping the waste illegally, they should call and click the pictures and send on WhatsApp on 9922501872.”

In addition to it, the flying squads are deployed to identify the illegal dumping of waste on the roadside.

“I have informed Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) officials and requested them to jointly tackle the problem,” said Dr Roy.

Pallavi Sangle, a resident of Ravet, said, “It is good that PCMC is taking stringent action against illegal dumping but, I would like to suggest if CCTV is available in these areas, it will help to reduce the illegal dumping menace.”

Priya Kale, a commuter of Ravet, said, “There is a need for taking legal action against the illegal dumping as it is related to common public health.”

A PCMC official (right) gives a fine receipt to a shopkeeper on Saturday for throwing garbage on the road.
A PCMC official (right) gives a fine receipt to a shopkeeper on Saturday for throwing garbage on the road. ( HT/PHOTO )

PCMC shopkeepers fined for disposing garbage on roads

Officials of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) on Saturday took action against shop owners and residents for throwing garbage on the roads and not keeping garbage bins at their shops. The civic body collected Rs800 in fine.

PCMC chief health officer Dr Anil Roy said, “The civic staff inspected ward 30 and checked 25 shops including sweet marts and bakeries. It has found that the garbage was not properly disposed off. So the civic administration took action against them.”

“Swachh Bharat Mission was initiated two years back and awareness is created among the masses regarding the same. Now, its time to take strict action against those who throw garbage on open places in PCMC limits,” said Dr Roy.