According to sources three years after the plastic ban was introduced in Bengaluru, the city’s civic body, has finally began enforcing the rule. Meanwhile officials of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP’s) Solid Waste Management department on Tuesday and Wednesday conducted checks on retail outlets and raided shops of vendors of banned plastic items.
As per report the BBMP officials have managed to seize 1.5 tonnes of banned plastic items within a span of two days. Moreover according to officials with the BBMP’s Solid Waste Management Department, surprise checks were carried out in shops located in Avenue Road, KR Market and Neelasandra. Furthermore sources in the BBMP say that the officials seized banned plastic items weighing 1 tonne from just one shop located on Avenue Road.
BBMP official said “The BBMP is imposing a fine of
Rs 10,000 on those who own small shops and Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh for larger
shop owners. According to the official, the Palike began cracking down on
shops in KR Market and Avenue Road as these are the shops which sell plastic
items to shop owners from other areas in the city.
CM Chandrababu Naidu unveiled NTR statue Accordingly Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday unveiled a 36 feet tall statue of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and actor turned politician N T Rama Rao at Sattenpalli in Guntur district. Reportedly the bronze statue has been erected on a 40 foot platform at NTR Sagar in the middle of the pond and the state government has plans to develop the region into a mini Tank Bund like the Hussainsagar in Hyderabad.
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