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Sanitation Drive: Rs 1.5 lakh penalty imposed on 3 Walled City shops for flouting norms

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February 1, 2018, 5:19 pm

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Jaipur: Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) CEO Ravi Jain conducted a surprise check of sanitation at food joints, restaurants, juice sellers and venders in the Walled City areas of Jaipur and imposed a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh when they were found flouting norms. A cycle shop was also sealed in Kishanpole Bazaar.

A penalty of Rs 50,000 was imposed on Prem Ka Paan bhandar, the famous paan shop in the city, when the shop was found flouting norms related to use of plastic. Paans were being wrapped up in polythene. Besides, waste was found lying around outside the shop. It was also flouting norm related to segregation of waste.

Ravi Jain then reached Dev Dhaba where food leftovers were found scattered outside the shop. There was only one dustbin. A penalty of Rs 50,000 was imposed.

Similarly a juice vender in Lalji Sand Ka Rasta was throwing waste on the road. He was using only one dustbin. The vender was using polybags and serving juice in plastic cups. CEO Jain ordered to impose a penalty of Rs 50,000.

Harish Cycle Store, a bicycle shop in Kishanpol Bazaar, was sealed as garbage was found lying outside the shop.

The JMC team inspected Ramganj and Ghatgate also, but no action was taken in these areas.

CEO Jain said that the drive against use of plastic would continue in the city. Those flouting norms of waste segregation will be penalized.

“People now have to take sanitation seriously. They should follow the norms. We have given them enough time to do this voluntarily,” said a JMC officer.

First published: July 7, 2017