SMC imposes Rs 1 lac fine on man for illegally dumping of garbage

Srinagar April 13:(KNS)   Srinagar Municipal Corporation today imposed a fine of Rs one lac on one person namely   Parvez Ahmad Gana S/O. Ali Mohammad Ganai R/O. Boniyar Baramulla.(Driver/Owner Tipper No: JK02AC-3649) for illegally unloading and dumping heaps of garbage on the banks of Doodh  Ganga flood channel and Pantha Chowk -Batamaloo Byepass road.                                                       

For the last few months it was observed  that heavy loads of garbage was  illegally unloaded and dumped by some unscrupulous elements on the banks of Doodh Ganga flood channel, Panthachowk-Batmaloo Bye Pass Road especially in the Nowgam stretch, interior city such as Tengpora, Rawalpora, Sanat Nagar, Barzulla Bridge, Mehjoor Nagar.
 This illegal  dumping of huge waste has badly   deteriorated the environment of the city said Commissioner SMC Mr Athar Amir Khan.
 He said the Corporation was closely keeping an eye and  working to nab out  such miscreants who does   this damage to  the environment and push city to extreme insanitary conditions.
Whereas, on  1/1/2022 at around  10.42 PM in one of the operations  the  tipper bearing No: JK02AC 3649 was caught red handed while unloading a  tipper full of  loads of  garbage at Rawalpora near Govt. School. However, the tipper driver forcibly with the help of some unknown persons managed to flee from the spot.
The  Corporation while acting on a tip off, on 18/3/2022 at around 11  PM  the  tipper was again caught unloading bulk of  garbage at Barzulla near bridge .
The tipper was managed to be seized and taken into the  custody by the Corporation.
It was found that the tipper was  working with one M/S. Buhroo Trading Corporation, which is under service contract to Station HQ, Old Airfield, Rangreth and the waste collected from the Station HQ is being dumped within the territorial jurisdiction of Corporation in crude manner and in a brazen  violation of environmental laws and rules.
 Whereas, vide order dated 8/3/2022 in an OA No. 241/2021 titled Raja Muzaffar Bhat v/s Union of India & others, the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal, authorized UT authorities to impose costs on polluters.
The  illegal dumping of waste is also a grave offence under SWM Rules, 2016 and J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000.
Whereas, vide a representation submitted by the defaulter and received  under receipt No. 2871 dated 30/3/2022,  confessing to the offence and apologized for the act now, therefore, consequent upon the order dated 8/3/2022 in an OA No. 241/2021 issued by Hon’ble Tribunal and the authority of imposing costs on the polluters given to the State/UT thereunder, and as confessed to the offence  a fine  to the tune of Rs. 1.00 lac (Rupees one lac only) has been imposed on the defaulter for the above said illegal acts, to be deposited in the Municipal Chest within a period of 10 days.
The Solid Waste Management Officer, SMC has been asked  to  release the vehicle in question on the production of the GR of the said amount by the above owner/driver of the tipper.(KNS)

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