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Report illegal dumping of debris, get ₹1K reward from Navi Mumbai civic body

The NMMC has provided toll free numbers, web and app-based avenues to report such instances

mumbai Updated: Feb 15, 2018 00:25 IST
G Mohiuddin Jeddy
G Mohiuddin Jeddy
Hindustan Times
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There is also a toll free number available to register complaints not only of debris dumping but also against illegal hoardings. (HT file )

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) is offering cash reward to citizens, who report illegal dumping of debris in mangroves and other areas in the city.

It has also provided toll free numbers, web and app-based avenues to report such instances.

Dumping of debris in mangroves has been reported from several places, including Palm Beach Road and Ghansoli.

“The NMMC will give a reward of Rs1,000 to any resident who sends photographs of vehicles dumping debris illegally. Their names will not be revealed,” said municipal commissioner Ramaswamy N.

He said that illegal dumping of debris leads to unhygienic conditions and harms the beauty of the city.

“The municipal corporation is paying a lot of attention to cleanliness under the Swachh Survey 2018 and with help of residents it is aiming to get the top slot in the cleanest city list,” said the civic chief.

In order to ensure that debris is not dumped illegally or in a haphazard manner and to take further action in case any such violations occur, all ward officers have been appointed as nodal officers. For this purpose, all the eight ward offices have been converted into ‘Complaint Redressal Cells’.

The municipal commissioner said that NMMC has provided a mobile number 8422955912 which is also the WhatsApp number, where residents can send their complaints along with pictures of debris being dumped in mangroves and other places in the city.

Residents can also register complaints along with photographs on the civic body website www.nmmc.gov.in or through the mobile app under the public grievance system.

There is also a toll free number available to register complaints not only of debris dumping but also against illegal hoardings.

“We appeal to residents to support and cooperate with NMMC. Residents can inform us of debris being dumped on illegal constructions. And also about illegal hoardings, banners or posters. Maintaining cleanliness will help us to develop our city further,” he said.

First Published: Feb 15, 2018 00:25 IST