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Are you piling up construction material on Roads in bhubaneswar? Get ready to pay penalty from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar, May 27: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) from the coming Monday will launch a mega drive to collect penalty from the violators, who are piling up construction and building material (C&D) waste at public space and along roads.

The civic body has come up with a public notice in newspapers today drawing the attention of citizens residing inside the BMC jurisdiction so that every violators pilling up C&D waste at public place would be penalised as per provisions under the C&D Waste Management Rules, 2016.

As per the notification If anyone is found pilling C&D waste on roads or public space, then as per the rules he/she would be penalised with a fine of Rs 5,000 as administrative charges and Rs 1,500 as transportation charges per a single tractor load of debris in order to ensure a cleaner city environment.

It can be mentioned here that C&D waste has become a major concern for municipal bodies across India as unregulated and in-discriminate dumping od such wastes cause not only water and air pollution, but also put lives of citizens to danger on public streets and storm water drainage is also getting affected because of such unplanned dumping.

As per the standard operating procedure to be followed by the officials of BMC, the three administrative zones will have three special squads for the monitoring of the C&D waste and the activities of the squads will be managed by the Swachh Bhubaneswar Abhiyan (SBA) cell, in BMC. While the zonal deputy commissioners would be responsible for the implementation of the SOP on C&D waste management in their respective jurisdiction, he/she will also coordinate the activities of SBA Cell, ward officers, solid waste management operators and sanitary inspectors.

The enforcement process of the C&D waste will include identification of the defaulter, issue of demand notice to the defaulter, issue of direction for clearance of C&D waste, payments to SWM operators, collection of charges from the defaulter and recovery report to the deputy commissioner concerned. During the process the authorised officers would maintain a register of notices issued by them.