Still using plastic bags? You'll end up paying a fine worth ₹200 to ₹1000

If the offence of using plastic bags is repeated, then the fine will be doubled

Still using plastic bags? You'll end up paying a fine worth ₹200 to ₹1000

Post June 23, 2018, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will go tough on banning plastic by forming a team of license department, shops and establishment department, market inspectors and others who will take action against offenders. Likewise, people who will be caught with plastic bags will have to pay a fine worth ₹200 to ₹1,000. If the same person is caught for the second time, he will be slapped with a fine between ₹500 and ₹2000.

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As per the Section 9 of the Maharashtra Non-Biodegradable Garbage (Control) Act, 2006, offenders will be fined up to ₹5,000 for the first offence, up to ₹10,000 for the second offence, and up to three months in jail and ₹25,000 fine for every subsequent offence.

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In order to make the plastic ban successful, residents and hawkers will have to pay a fine between 5000 and more in case of plastic bags usage. Hence, we decided to slap a fine worth ₹200 to ₹1000. And if the offender repeats the same mistake then he would be slapped twice the amount. We have sent this proposal to the legislative committee for an approval,” Nidhi Chaudhary, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (special). 

Penalties as per offence

  • Hawkers- ₹200 to ₹500
  • Kirana stores- ₹500 to ₹1000
  • Milk, curd, fruits, coffee sellers- ₹500 to ₹1000
  • Hotels, Malls- ₹1000 to ₹2000
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