Bhubaneswar: The Enforcement Squads of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) continue their efforts for clean market, road, footpath and cycle track and collected a fine of Rs 27,450 today.
The squads led by different Zonal Deputy Commissioners acted as per the usual BMC’s approach of sensitization for last several days and today collected the fine as many violated the directives and continued to encroach upon the roads, footpath, cycle tracks and pollute the atmosphere of various markets by littering waste here and there.
“Keeping roads, footpath and markets clean and encroachment-free is a responsibility not only of the authorities alone but citizens also have their share in it. After the awareness drives and educating citizens we have started collecting fine as per the provisions under law,” said BMC Additional Commissioner, Subham Saxena.
The South Eastern Zone Joint Commissioner Bimalendu Ray led his team for the enforcement at 9.30 am today and scanned through Sishu Bhawan to Vani Vihar, Kalpana to AG Square, Acharya Vihar to AG Square and covered all the vending zones, markets and allotted shops like OMFED and OPOLFED etc. The two squads collected a fine of Rs 14,500.
Similarly in North Zone, Zonal Deputy Commissioner Pramod Kumar Prusty collected a fine of Rs 4,950. Those commercial establishments given notice earlier and were found violating the directives were fined on-the-spot. Three squads operated under the North Zone.
In the South West Zone Zonal Deputy Commissioner Lalatendu Sahoo led the two squads and continued the raids in CRP, Power House Square to Baramunda via Stewart School area and collected a fine of Rs 8,000.
In all zones, local ward officers, community organisers and ward supervisors participated and helped in the process of enforcement. Three ZDCs, three zonal community organisers, six ward supervisors, 18 ward officers and seven enforcement squads participated.
Today also they distributed leaflets urging shop owners to be responsible, always use dustbins and keep their environment and city clean.