The MCG has assured action and fines against litterers.


Gurugram: Amid the ongoing clean-up drive launched by the Haryana government under the Solid Waste Environment Emergency Program (SWEEP), some people have been identified for deliberately spreading waste to thwart the efforts of civic agencies. Officials privy to the matter said that despite diligent cleaning by the sanitation teams, these persons keep dumping waste again in areas that have been cleaned, disrupting the established sanitation protocol.

A tractor driver is illegally dumping C&D waste on a vacant plot of land in Gurugram. (HT photo)

Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) Commissioner Narhari Singh Bangar has directed all ward in-charge officers to start filing cases against anyone found throwing garbage in open places. “We had conducted a survey and identified more than 50 sites which were vulnerable and where garbage was dumped on roadsides and vacant plots. We have cleared them after deploying cleaning teams,” he said. They said.

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Under the SWEEP programme, the district administration and MCG are working at a fast pace to improve cleanliness across the city. Officials said that hazardous waste sites, secondary waste collection points, roads, streets and public spaces are being regularly cleaned.

Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh, Urban Local Bodies Minister Subhash Sodha and Chief Secretary TVSN Prasad are directing the officers to improve the cleanliness of Gurugram. The Urban Local Government Minister inspected various areas to review the cleanliness drive and issued instructions for better maintenance.

Under SWEEP, 19 HCS officers have been assigned responsibilities in different wards. These officers monitor sanitation workers, sanitation resources, vehicles and door-to-door garbage collection system both morning and afternoon. “Repeated appeals have been made to maintain cleanliness, and vendors and street vendors who litter the streets are being fined. Vehicles illegally dumping garbage and debris are being impounded, fined. has been and FIRs are being registered against them,” Bangar said.

The MCG Commissioner said that strict action will be taken against those who deliberately spread waste and legal action may also be taken against them. “Many residents have been caught on camera throwing garbage from their vehicles in public places, their vehicle numbers have been identified. We will impose fines and ensure that they are dealt with under strict provisions. A case should be registered.

MCG teams are also scanning CCTV footage to identify people and vehicles dumping garbage in residential areas, officials said.

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