NEW DELHI: Be ready to face action if you are found littering in and around Connaught Place, as the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to deploy a dedicated Anti-Littering Task Force to keep a tab on defaulters.
“The prime objective of the force comprising 100 inspector-rank officials from the enforcement department will be to keep a check on those spitting and littering in public areas, and challan them,” said V K Gautam, Director Enforcement, South NDMC.
Inspired by the first-world cities like London where such setup can be witnessed, the NDMC would become the first civic body in the country to implement such a rule.
NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar is the brainchild behind the idea.
“I think this is a good idea but there are other pressing issues that NDMC should focus on. Two wall collapses were witnessed in the area recently.
I believe safe buildings should be the top priority of the authorities,” said Priyank Singh, an employee with a restaurant in Connaught Place.
“This is one step in the direction of making NDMC area a smart city for which the NDMC is getting funds from the Centre,” Gautam added.