Littering In City Could Draw Fine Upto Rs 1 Lakh


Kolkata: Littering in the city will attract fine of high amounts from now onwards. The amount of fine will range from a minimum of 50 thousand to 1 lakh rupees. Before this, the amount of fine was from Rs 50 to Rs 5,000. To bring about this change, an amendement has been brought about under section 228 of the municipality laws on Thursday.

On Tuesday, a meeting was held at Nabanna under the leadership of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The state government has set up a committee to stop making the city dirty.

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Ministers Firhad Hakim and Aroop Biswas said in Nabanna that the committee will constitute of Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Mayor, and officials of different departments including the PWD department. This committee will decide how will the city can be kept clean and what can be done to maintain it. If needed, the committee can bring a strict law to stop littering in the city. A slogan ‘Green and Clean Kolkata-Bengal’ will be used to spread it as a message in the city.

Meanwhile, campaigns have started to stop littering in the railway stations and the zoo. The RPF started campaigns at the Santragachi railway station already. 100 passengers were caught by the special campaign by South-East Railways.