BMC to re-introduce nuisance detectors to prosecute litterbugs

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be hiring a nuisance detectors team who will work along with cleanup marshals to keep the city clean

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to re-introduce a Nuisance Detection (ND) team in order to keep Mumbai clean. The ND team will take action against people who litter in public places by scrutinising markets and shops. Soon, the civic body will fill up vacant posts of the ND team.

In 2007, the BMC had appointed 373 marshals and authorised them to fine citizens who were caught spitting, urinating and littering in public places. However, the BMC found out that instead of curbing the problem, they were caught extorting money from citizens.

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For now, there are 8-10 ND people across 24 municipal wards. Many posts are lying vacant while some retired. 

Vishwas Shankarwar, Deputy Municipal Commissioner from the Solid Waste Management (SWM) department told Mumbai Live that along with clean-up marshals, they will be hiring nuisance detectors as well.

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