In the first phase, awareness will be created among shopkeepers to keep dustbins and request consumers to use it to prevent littering.
A two-wheeler, Rs 42,000 cash, gold ornaments weighing 40 grams and five mobile phones were seized from Behera, who was working as a peon with the Corporation.
The ‘shradha’ and ‘pinda daan’ have also been banned at Singhadwara of Lingaraj temple on Saturday, a BMC order said.
The civic body has taken steps to provide affordable cesspool services to the urban poor residing in slums.
The new guidelines will come into effect from November 25, the civic body stated in its order. No marriage procession will be allowed in the city.
A special committee and a team have been formed by the civic body to ensure that puja committees adhere to all pollution control measures prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board.
BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi lambasts Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, says office sealing violated law
Aparajita Sarangi said her office was illegally sealed and the civic body has taken action against her in the wake of video clippings in circulation without verifying the fact.
The explosion that took place on October 7 had caused extensive damage to commercial and residential properties.
Of the 3,526 active cases in the city, more than 73 per cent are from non-slum areas. While 594 cases are related to slums, the rest 2,932 are from non-slum areas in the city.
A bus depot is also being set up at Khandagiri for shifting the present one at Baramunda temporarily.
The BMC had increased the holding tax after revision of benchmark value of land cost in the Capital by the General Administration department.
However, the civic body has not been able to effectively carry out contact tracing of the infected persons to track and isolate their immediate contacts.
A total 42 teams each have been engaged in the North and South-West zones, while 55 teams have been assigned the work in South-East zone.
The helpline, which was operating round-the-clock from March 19 to June 28, remained inoperative from June 29 to July 15 and later started functioning from morning 8 am to 10 pm in two shifts.
However, BMC officials said apart from the existing bed strength of around 2,750 at Covid hospitals and CCCs, they have 970 beds in four CCHs.