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Now Littering in Chandigarh Will Cost You A Whopping Fine | Check Out Here

Chandigarh city has been known for its cleanliness and now littering on the streets will land you to pay a hefty fine. Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has now tightened the rule regarding littering on the street. According to the law, now littering on Chandigarh roads will be challaned for the same. Even from last few years, the city has been going down on the Swacch Bharat list.

The city has been known for its beauty and cleanliness. But now the city roads see lot of litters on the same. Taking a step towards it, Chandigarh MC has now started imposing fine from the people littering on the streets. Check out more details regarding the same below.

People will have to Pay Hefty Fine for Littering on Chandigarh Streets

A few years ago, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation amended some by-laws to fine heavily on people littering on the streets. Now the law has been forced in the city from 1st April and now people littering on city roads will be fined. On the very first day, MC challaned a total of 45 people of Rs. 10000 each for littering on roads. Whereas 40 people were fined of Rs. 5000 for using plastic.

According to the officials of MC, the initiative has not been taken to earn any kind of revenue. But it has been taken into consideration to make people aware of not throwing garbage on roads. So next time beware before littering on Chandigarh roads, as it will cost you a hefty fine.

Even Chandigarh has slipped on Swacch Bharat Cleanest City List

Although known for its cleanliness, Chandigarh has been slipping down continuously on the cleanest city in India list under Swachh Survekshan Abhiyan. In the year 2017, the city was in the 11th position and gained a 3rd position in the year 2018. But unfortunately again in the recently Swacch Survekshan list, the rank of the city dipped to 20th position in the year 2019.

Although in the year 2015, Chandigarh won the cleanest city of India title as per the Swachh Bharat criteria. For sure the initiative will help to improve the ranking of the city on the same and once again Chandigarh will be the cleanest city in India soon.

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