Mumbai, June 01: The Mumbai civic physique has proposed to steeply improve the quantity of advantageous for spitting in public to Rs 1,200 from the present Rs 200, a senior official mentioned on Tuesday.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) chief Iqbal Singh Chahal not too long ago gave a nod to the proposal for growing the present advantageous quantity, a launch mentioned.
The official mentioned the proposal should be cleared by the BMC”s common physique earlier than it’s to be authorized by the state authorities because it entails amending the Better Mumbai Cleanliness and Sanitation byelaws 2006.
The present advantageous of Rs 200 for spitting in public stays unchanged for the final a number of years.
The officer mentioned the Bombay Excessive Courtroom whereas listening to a petition, had questioned why the BMC slaps the advantageous of solely Rs 200 for spitting at public locations whereas the police fined the violators Rs 1,200.
He clarified the HC didn”t give any directive about growing the advantageous quantity to the BMC.
After receiving the executive nod to the proposal to hike the advantageous quantity, the stable waste administration division will take motion underneath the extra municipal commissioner.
Prior to now six months, the civic physique collected a advantageous of Rs 28.67 lakh from the individuals discovered spitting at public locations.
The very best quantity of advantageous of Rs 4.70 lakh was collected from L ward that features areas like Kurla and Sakinaka, the discharge mentioned.
Story first revealed: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 18:21 [IST]