In a move that could have a far reaching effect, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided file a Court Case For Throwing Litter In Public During Night. In place of charging such offenders with administrative charges, SMC has decided to file a court case against such commercial places and shop keepers.
It is seen from some time that many commercial establishments and shop keepers stay away from throwing their litter in public places like roads, open plots and other places in place of assigned waste collection boxes in their area. Such shop keepers wait for the night and then throw their litter in any public places like roads and open plots creating dirty atmosphere.
“For SMC, it is tough to catch such offenders who commit offences behind the SMC’s back. We have decided to start a campaign against them and formed some teams. These teams would move in the city and strike randomly. If such offenders are caught, cases against them would be registered immediately so they could be punished properly.” said a senior official from health department of the city.
“We have been in top of the pile as far as cleanliness is concerned and we would not like to spoil our reputation because of few black sheep.” He added.