Pune: NHAI And PMC Form Squad To Penalise Those Throwing Garbage On Highways

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Pune, 9th July 2022: On the Katraj-Dehu bypass road, which is the entrance to Pune city, there are heaps of garbage up to the Baner-Balewadi area. Now, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) have taken the initiative to prevent this.


The decision was taken in a joint meeting of the PMC and the NHAI, held at the Municipal Corporation yesterday, to stop the illegal dumping on the road. At this time, PMC Additional Commissioner Kunal Khemnar, NHAI Project Director S. S. Kadam, Deputy Commissioner of Solid Waste Department Asha Kadam, Assistant Health Officer Dr Ketaki Ghadge, Malhar Karwande of the Adar Poonawala City Cleanliness Initiative, were present.


The people traveling from Mumbai, Konkan, and Satara areas enter Pune from the Katraj-Dehu bypass. But when entering the city, from the Katraj Ghat or the new tunnel, garbage is dumped along both sides of the road.

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“During the daytime, the employees of the PMC keep an eye, so that the garbage is not dumped, but moreover the garbage and the trash are being dumped at night. Therefore, a squad will be appointed for action at night. It will include a Health Inspector from the PMC, while the rest of the system will be provided by NHAI. The one who throws garbage at night will be fined Rs 180. If the trash is thrown through a truck, then a fine of Rs 25000 per truck will be imposed. But if the trash is less, then the fine will be Rs 1250 per tonne,” said Raut.


During the meeting, officials from ward offices of Warje-Karvenagar, Kothrud-Bavdhan, Sinhagad, Dhankawadi-Sahakarnagar, and Aundh, were also present.