Now Pay ₹1250 Fine For Dumping Trash in the Nullah

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has deployed a nuisance-detection squad in each ward to get hold of people dumping garbage and they can be fined up to ₹1250 as per articles 115 and 116 in the Mumbai Police Act, 1951

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now penalise citizens who will throw trash in nullahs. They have deployed a nuisance-detection squad in each ward to get hold of people dumping garbage and they can be fined up to ₹1250 as per articles 115 and 116 in the Mumbai Police Act, 1951. 

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This move will ensure that sewage drains do not get clogged during monsoons due to trash. The nuisance-detection squad has been ordered to collect fine from people and take their video or picture while throwing garbage. Earlier this month, Municipal Commissioner, Praveen Pardeshi had directed authorities to cut down water supply of societies if they're caught dumping trash in nullahs. 

Notably, BMC had confirmed the possibility of water-logging at 180 places in Mumbai. The list consists of 180 locations, out of which, the most places are from Matunga, i.e. 15 spots. Other than that, the locations are in Malad, Bhandup, Mulund, Ghatkopar, Bandra West, Colaba, Chembur, Mankhurd, Worli and Dadar. 

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