BMC squad lodges polyethylene amounting to 75 kg ; FIR against illegal parking near Railway Station

Bhubaneswar: Illegal parking lot owners in the city beware! The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today started cracking down on the fake parking lot owners with lodging a formal complaint with the police on the illegal operators and their deed.
BMC filed an FIR against unauthorised collection of parking fees in front of Reliance Mall near city railway station as after investigation it was found that the parking lot never belonged to the civic body. The FIR has also requested the police to take appropriate action against the person, who was collecting parking fees illegally from the public.
Ward Supervisor of BMC Debi Prasad Dash of South East Zone following direction from Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Prabir Kumar Khillar, filed the FIR with Kharvel Nagar Police today. In the FIR, the Ward Supervisor has informed that the person, illegally collecting the parking fees, however, left the place running, after seeing the BMC vehicle approaching with the team.
BMC today organised a training programme of officials, community organisers and zonal officials including members from Biju Yuva Bahini at the Conference Hall on the Solid Waste Management Rule-2016 following a directive from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on imparting the training among all the staff especially the grassroots level workers.
Last week the Housing and Urban Development Department has imparted a training on all the urban local bodies of the State so that they would implement the NGT order to all staff including the sweepers and `jamadars’ for better implementation of the Solid Waste Management Rule-2016.
It was learnt that BMC will give training to more than 3,100 “safai karmachari’’ or sweeping staff including those deployed by the three private sanitation agencies working in 57 wards and BMC’s own workers in 10 wards so that the proper implementation of the Solid Waste Management Rule-2016 would come to reality. The massive training programme will be conducted in two shifts on June 10 and 11 at Unit VIII Community Centre.
Senior officials also urged the community organisers, ward officers and zonal community organisers to report to the “Swachha Bhubaneswar Abhijan Cell’’ and the officials associated with the solid waste management so that better collection of garbage from door-to-door and from the transit points would be implemented properly.
The two enforcement squads of BMC on the Day 1 of their enforcement activities checked and seized polyethylene amounting to 75 kg from Rajmahal area, Unit I Market, Master Canteen Square, Rupali Square, Gopabandhu Square, CRP Square, Fire Station Square areas. The seized polythene was finally deposited in a room at Yatri Nivas on Cuttack Road.
In view of implementation of plastic/polythene enforcement within the area of BMC two enforcement squads were constituted by the civic body yesterday comprising officials of the State Pollution Control Board, Commissionerate Police, Forest Department and BMC. The two enforcement squads also did pre-ban announcements on Thursday. The squads were assisted by policemen/women during the raids.