₹10,000 fine for littering on Chandigarh’s street
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on March 1 issued 45 challans of Rs 10,000 each, for littering. 40 more challans of Rs 5,000 each were also issued for littering plastic in public.
Rs 10,000 challans were mostly issued around eating joints and multinational restaurants.
Medical Officer of Health, Amrit Pal Singh said “Most of the eating joint owners had stashed waste outside their building. Our sanitary inspectors were told that they should click pictures for their proof before handing out the challan.”
“Our aim is not to earn any revenue but to make people aware that they should not litter or stash garbage. People should understand the intention behind the challan drive,” one official added.
The next time you are caught littering in public places, be ready to shell out Rs 10,000 in commercial establishments and Rs 5,000 in residential areas.
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