Mobile courts to penalize clean drive violators

Hyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to set up mobile courts to deal with violations, particularly those relating to trade licenses and to stop people from littering or urinating on the roadside and public places.

The mobile courts, which are being proposed in all the circles of the GHMC, will function on the lines of mobile courts which penalize travelers without tickets. As urinating, defecating and throwing garbage in public place is an offence, the GHMC wants to enforce the law penalizing those urinating in public by issuing spot challans going up to Rs 100 or more. It will also penalize the people found littering or throwing garbage on the roads, particularly by roadside vendors, hawkers, hotels and restaurants.

Dumping garbage and urinating in public places will attract a fine under stringent norms laid down by the civic body. The Union government has directed the states to start levying fines for littering, open defecation and public urination in conformity with the flagship programme Swachh Bharat mission to enforce discipline among the people in urban areas. –NSS

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