Litterbugs, get ready to shell out Rs 1,000 for dirtying public places

Litterbugs, get ready to shell out Rs 1,000 for dirtying public places
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In line with the Central Government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the BMC will soon authorize Clean-up Marshals to fine those caught littering, spitting or urinating in public places a whopping Rs 1,000.

According to the action plan charted out by BMC, the marshals will be posted at 778 high-footfall areas across the city. The civic body feels that this scheme help keep the city clean and defecation-free.

This, however, is BMC’s second attempt at introducing the scheme. It was earlier implemented in 2007, but was discontinued following extortion complaints against marshals. In order to avoid any such cases now, a Grievance Redressal Cell will be set up by the civic body.

Although the BMC hasn’t announced a date from when the Clean-up Marshals will start collecting the fines, now is as good a time as any to stop littering in the city.

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