Beware sanitation offenders! People spitting, urinating, defecating or dumping garbage in public places will attract a fine under stringent norms laid down by the city civic body to keep the country’s IT capital clean.
Not only this. Owners of errant pets which urinate and defecate in public would also have to shell out fine as per the waste management bylaws framed by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
The BBMP passed a resolution yesterday approving the bylaws which also made garbage segregation at source mandatory pursuant to a recent Karnataka High Court directive, official sources said.
According to the bylaws, citizens who throw garbage in public places or vacant sites will be fined Rs 200, while those found spitting, urinating, defecating or taking bath in public places will be fined Rs. 100.
Owners of pets which create public nuisance (urination, defecation) will be fined Rs. 50.
The civic body’s action comes in the wake of the recent directives of the high court which took a serious view of Government’s inaction over disposal of garbage in the city.
All citizens will now have to segregate garbage at source and not dump waste in non-biodegradable bags at any given point of time. Violators would be fined Rs 100 per day.
Hearing a PIL on September 10, a division Bench headed by Chief Justice, Vikramajit Sen had not only directed the BBMP to establish a dumping yard in each ward but also nominate an executive authority to effectively manage garbage disposal and appoint personnel to check it.