Soon, Ahmedabad to penalize for spitting, littering in public

Thu, 2019-05-16 16:28 -- SCC India Staff


Spitting and littering in public places not only creates a filthy environment but also earns the country a bad image. Very soon, throwing garbage and spitting in Ahmedabad streets can soon become an expensive. In its drive to make the city clean, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) will soon start monitoring and penalizing people for littering and spitting in public places, Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra said. A command and control centre has been set up for this purpose.

“We are now in the process of using the surveillance network, which we have put up as a part of the smart city project to catch such offenders who are spitting or littering in the open. The command and control centre which we have been able to set up is one of the best in the country,” said Nehra.

Elaborating on the measures taken, he said, “We have decided to form a joint enforcement team along with the city police. One team will be there for every ward. Each team will be given an e-rickshaw to move around. This team will be moving around to make people aware of the importance of keeping their city clean and abiding by the laws of the land.”

He also asserted that in the last few years, the city has jumped in the cleanliness rankings.