Chandigarh, Aug. 24, 2013: Following numerous complaints, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation conducted special sanitation drive in the city. The drive was run jointly by the sanitation wing and enforcement wing of the corporation in Sector 17, 22, 34 and 35 under the supervision of joint municipal commissioner Rajiv Gupta.
Total 14 sanitary inspectors and 7 enforcement inspectors were specially deputed to various markets.
During the drive, the authority issued 122 challans to the defaulters for throwing garbage at unauthorized places under Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (sanitation and public health) bye-laws, 1999. Out of these, 12 challans were compounded and Rs 6000 has been realized on the spot.
The enforcement wing penalized around 100 violators for encroaching on government land during the drive period.During the drive, shopkeepers were educated to keep their surroundings neat and clean and to dump garbage at the authorized place or to deposit waste with the door-to-door collectors.
The cleanliness drive has been conducted to bring change in the mindset of shopkeepers, temporary vendors and particularly with regard to public behaviour in keeping their surroundings clean. (Source: Deepak Yadav, TNN)