Tribune press service

Sandeep Rana

Chandigarh, March 24

In view of the litter dumped in various open spaces, the local municipality wrote to the UT administration to install CCTV cameras and post signs asking people not to litter on 87 reserved lots under its jurisdiction. skill.

Keeping an eye on improving his ranking in the Swachh Survekshan, the MC had focused on various open grounds. Upon examination, he found that most of them belonged to the administration. So, he asked them to take care of themselves.

Most of these open spaces end up littered with garbage. During the rain, the water stagnates here for several days, becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes and flies in addition to causing problems for the inhabitants of the region. Stray cattle also roam here.

For its part, the civic organization has identified 48 points vulnerable to waste (GVP). “Sixteen of them have already been completely cleared and embellished. We have also put up signs warning that anyone found dumping litter here will be challenged,” Commissioner MC Anindita Mitra said, while confirming that they had written to the administration about the open spaces in below.

Mitra also told Resident Wellness Associations earlier during an interaction event. She said that in two months all GVPs would be cleared.

After awareness campaigns, people would now be challenged to dump these places. Anyone found burning rubbish at GVPs or dumping debris or construction waste will be fined Rs 5,000. For waste, the penalty will be Rs500.

Last year, the MC ranked 66th in the cleanliness survey. Mayor Sarabjit Kaur said they will surely be on the list of 10 cleanest cities this year.