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BEWARE CITIZENS! Littering filth could cost you dear. The Bhopal Municipal Corporation has proposed fine for throwing any type of garbage or even piece of papers at public places, lakes and other water bodies. For first- time violation, fine would be Rs 50 and afterwards Rs 100. The BMC would realise such fines through inspectors of BMC?s health department.

india Updated: Jan 22, 2006 23:39 IST

BEWARE CITIZENS! Littering filth could cost you dear. The Bhopal Municipal Corporation has proposed fine for throwing any type of garbage or even piece of papers at public places, lakes and other water bodies. For first- time violation, fine would be Rs 50 and afterwards Rs 100. The BMC would realise such fines through inspectors of BMC’s health department.

The BMC administration has proposed the by-laws known as Bhopal Municipal Corporation (Prevention of garbage throwing at public toads/lakes/water bodies) by-laws 2006 to check filth creators. Similar by-laws are already in effect in some other cities. However, the proposed

by-laws would be implemented only after approval by BMC Council and subsequent ratification by the State Government. The council would discuss the issue during its next meeting on January 28.

It is proposed that throwing of garbage like papers, piece of glass, cartons, canes, foodstuff, pouches of food items, carry bags of polythene and any other type of garbage at public roads, lakes and water bodies would be prohibited. Besides, throwing handbills, pamphlets and piece of papers at these places through moving vehicles will also invite fine.

Any type of wall painting or writing at any public wall, bridge and other public place would also be banned. It is expected that this proposal would get support from both BJP and the Congress. Senior BJP corporator Alok Sanjar said there is need to strictly implement such by-laws.

There are certain rules in this regard but not being implemented properly. So, officials should be made responsible for implementation. Other BJP corporators are also likely to support this proposal.

First Published: Jan 22, 2006 23:39 IST