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BMC Penalises Septage Handlers For Disposing Waste In Public Place

16 July 2019


Bhubaneswar: While giving stress to all the elements of cleanliness for the city the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also taken steps for strict implementation of the septage management rules and started regular enforcement on the illegal handlers of the liquid waste. The enforcement across the city is also on restrictive use of plastic/polythene to make our environment better.

``Regular enforcement has started all across the city and it would help in behaviour change of the citizens, those illegally handling the septage,’’ said BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary.

``While the Zonal Deputy Commissioners (ZDCs) and their enforcement squads are visiting the areas regularly taking actions besides creating awareness on the cleanliness practice, violators will be severely punished as per the Septage Management rules,’’ the BMC Commissioner added.

The people or institutions creating nuisance in public sanitation will be made mend their ways for a cleaner environment across the city. It can be stated here that the ZDC (North Zone) of BMC while inspecting the area has seized one private cesspool vehicle with registration number OR02J-2477 at Gadakana locality, while it was empting near a public place.

As despite regular awareness drives the cesspool vehicle owners are not adhering to the rules as per the law, the owner of the above cesspool vehicle was imposed a fine of Rs 7,000. The vehicle was also taken to nearby CS Pur Police Station.

``The vehicle owner was also asked to furnish a written undertaking not to repeat the same offence in future,’’ said ZDC (North Zone) Pramod Kumar Prusty.

``We will take legal steps to deal with the violators of the septage vehicle owners to send a strong message to the violators who make the city unclean,’’ said Deputy Commissioner Sanitation Srimanta Kumar Mishra.