Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) drafts their own bylaws for a clean city after its first attempt 14 years ago. The draft contains bylaws to ensure cleanliness and sanitation condition in the satellite city.
The entire listicle of bylaws prepared by the civic body encompasses several types of littering which are prohibited. It has also laid down various appropriate penalty amounts, which will be slapped on people violating the different cleanliness norms.
The civic body has identified about 32 violations and proposed penalty amounts ranging from ₹200 to ₹25,000. These bylaws will immediately come into effect after the general body give its approval. A Special Swachh Committee of Navi Mumbai will study the proposal.
An official from a Swachh Bharat department stated that, “it was in 2003 that the civic administration had formulated the bylaws. But they were not approved by the Urban development department (UDD) on technical grounds. However, in the wake of Swachh Bharat mission, monitoring the cleanliness status of the smart city, framing of the bylaws was deemed necessary. The citizens will be informed on the activities that amount to littering and the penalty amounts the concerned authorities or clean up marshalls can levy for such violations.”
The proposed bylaws laid drafted by NMMC have been framed under Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act’s (MMCA’s) section 460. The Act is meant for regulating issues regarding collection, disposal, and removal of solid waste.
Tushar Pawar, the deputy municipal commissioner (solid waste department) said, “the 2017 bylaws are very detailed and will cover a vast area dealing with littering and various issues related to the waste disposal process.”
As per an official of the civic body the bylaws formulated will enhance the chances of the city in the Swachh Bharat Surveykshan of the year 2018.