BMC forms 2 squads to curb indiscriminate disposal of faecal sludge

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Bhubaneswar: In a bid to prevent illegal and indiscriminate disposal of faecal sludge/septage, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has formed two enforcement squads in different parts of the city.

An order issued by the BMC said “the enforcement squads will monitor illegal and indiscriminate disposal of faecal sludge and septage at the roadside drain on both sides of Baramunda bus stop flyover.

“They will also keep a strict vigil on vehicles disposing faecal sludge in drains near cosmopolis housing complex, Khandagiri; roadside drain between Fire Station Square to CRP Square; roadside drain between Jaydev Vihar square to Acharya Vihar square; drain passing between Club Town, Patia; Lingipur to Palasuni (bye pass road), Silicon Village to Sikharchandi Chhak (opposite Cyber Chhak) and other prominent places in the city,” the order notice read.

“During the enforcement, the squad shall impose penalties to the violators as per the schedule II of the FSSM regulation 2018. This apart, the officials will ensure that the sludge of the impounded vehicle is emptied at Basuaghai treatment plant in the city,” an official said.

Notably, the BMC yesterday said people will have to pay a penalty of Rs 200 for open defecation and Rs 150 for open urination.

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