Nagpur Municipal Corporation had formed a Nuisance Squad to make the citizens abide by the law and regulations laid by the authorities.
The action was taken against 23,970 violators of the city. The action against the citizens brought Rs 2.50 crore in NMC’s account. The motive behind forming the squad was to bring discipline among the citizens and a measure to make the city smart and beautiful.
Nuisance Squads was installed on December 11, 2017, and initially 41 ex-servicemen were appointed. Later, around 46 more people were roped in the Nuisance Squads. Each of the squads has one leader and each of the 10 Zones has one and has 76 security assistants.
The squad, on finding cases of violation, issues a notice and imposes fine if remedial measures are not taken by the violator. The fine was hiked three times from April 2018 to make citizens obey the laws.
NMC has listed 21 violations that would lead to action on part of Nuisance Squads. For dumping of building material on roads without permission action will be taken, if it’s not removed within 48 hours of notice and so far fine of Rs 18.78 lakh was collected from violators.
A fine of Rs 78,500 for spitting in public places, Rs 1,94,300 for urinating in open, Rs 9,63,900 from for dirtying public places from stall owners, Rs 39,000 for throwing waste on footpaths, Rs 32,600 from people dumping material in open, Rs 5.60 lakh from people educational institutions, Rs 1.91 from hospital, Rs 9.88 lakh from malls, restaurants, lodging, boarding, hotels, theatre, caterers and hall owners was collected by the squads.
Whereas a fine of Rs 36,500 was recovered for unauthorised advertising, Rs 6,65,300 for putting pandals on roads, Rs1.41lakh for tying animals at public places, Rs 1,38,500 from meat sellers for dumping waste in open, Rs 1,69,000 for improper disposal of medical waste, Rs 6,91,000 from Garage owners.
The total fine recovered during last three years is Rs 2,66,24,200 and it includes Rs 44,01,500 in aftermath of ban on plastic by State Government. NMC has appealed to citizens to support in keeping the city neat and clean. If people are deliberately doing things that would damage the image of city, they can contact Nuisance Squad and intimate them about the problem.
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