| | Contact: 8407908145 |
    Published On : Wed, Sep 25th, 2019

    Plastic worth Rs 5 lakh seized at Golibar Square

    Nagpur: In yet another major crackdown on the rampant use of plastic by traders, the Nuisance Detection Squad of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) seized six tonnes of plastic from a godown in Ganjakhet in Gandhibag Zone,on Tuesday.The cost of the seized stock of plastic is estimated to be Rs 5 lakh. As per the details, Nuisance Detection Squad of NMC got a tip-off that plastic items were stored in huge quantity in the godown of Guru Nanak Stores near Golibar Square in Ganjakhet.

    According to NMC officials, the squad then conducted surprise inspection of the godown. The squad found plastic items weighing 5,952 kgs there. The shop owner Omprakash Wadhwani was reportedly supplying stock to the retailers. Dr Pradeep Dasarwar, Nodal Officer, Swachh Bharat Mission; Ashok Patil, Assistant Commissioner, Gandhibag Zone; Veersen Tambe, In-charge of Nuisance Detection Squad, led the team that took action under relevant provisions of law and seized the stock as per the provisions of Maharashtra Government rules regarding ban on plastic items.

    Earlier also, NMC officials said, NMC had seized plastic items worth Rs 3 lakh from the same area. In all 10 zones in the city, Nuisance Detection Squad of NMC is active. In all, 87 persons are in the squad. So far, the squad has imposed penalty of Rs 44 lakh in 876 cases.

    Some time ago, the squad had seized stock of plastic items from Sitabuldi area too. Abhijit Bangar, Municipal Commissioner, issued a statement on Tuesday and appealed to the people to take initiative for stricter enforcement of ban on plastic. He appealed to the people to pass on the information about traders or retailers who violated the norms relating to ban on plastic.

    Stay Updated : Download Our App
    Mo. 8407908145