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MCC takes a strict stand against violators of Solid Waste Management Rules. Impounds 27 trucks with 24390 Metric tons dry waste

CHANDIGARH NEWSLINE | August 10, 2023 05:19 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh swung into action to remove illegal stocking of dry waste and removed 24390 Metric tones of dry waste stocked by junk dealers near Shahpur colony, sector 38 west, Chandigarh, unauthorised.

Acting on an information, Municipal Commissioner Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS herself reached the place being used by junk dealers for illegally stocking large amounts of dry waste, which is a clear violation of the Municipal Solid Waste Rules 2016 and Municipal Solid Waste Byelaws 2018. She disclosed that the waste being dumped there, is from a prestigious hotel chain which, instead of following the statutory provisions of disposal of waste, is dumping it in the premises of unauthorised junk dealers. By doing so, they are not only flouting the Solid Waste Management Rules but also creating insanitary conditions which might affect the health of residents living nearby.

Following the directions of Commissioner Municipal Corporation, MCC teams deputed machinery including JCB machines, Tippers and trolleys to lift the dry waste to the Dry Waste processing plant at Daddumajra for its further scientifically processing. The MCC carried out the drive jointly with the Chandigarh Pollution Control Board and Police force.

The MCC teams issued challans to the violators namely Anjay Jain, resident of sector 48 and Vinay Kumar, resident of Sector 38 west and imposed a penalty of Rs. 24,310.

The Commissioner warned all the violators to remove their illegal stocked dry waste from otherwise face the legal action by the MCC. She also directed the concerned officers to put warning signboards against the same.

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