The BMC henceforth will not entertain open defecation within 500 meters of a built toilet and will slap fine of INR 100. The cleanup marshalls and BMC’s cleanliness department’s senior workers will hound those who will defecate in open despite having a toilet.
The BMC has appointed a total number of 753 cleanup marshalls, 2000 mukadams to carry out judicial work and 500 junior observers. This decision was taken during the meeting where additional commissioners I A Kundan, Vijay Singhal, Aabashaeb Jarhad, deputy commissioner Ramesh Pawar, Vijay Balmwar and assistant commissioner Kiran Dighavkar were present.
The BMC has made provisions for Mumbai residents who defecate in open by building 362 toilets. They will be building more toilets which will come up in 993 places across Mumbai city. All assistant commissioners have been given Rs. 10 lakh to build new toilets in their respective wards. If needed, temporary toilets will be built in areas where open defecation is a menace.