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Connaught Place litterbugs beware, NDMC men are on prowl

Be ready to face action if you are found littering in and around Connaught Place.

Published: 02nd April 2017 09:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2017 09:00 AM   |  A+A-

People spitting on walls is a common scene in Connaught Place

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.

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