new Delhi: Spitting in public places will now result in on-spot fines of Rs 1,000 or punishment under the provisions of the law for violators visiting the posh markets of the national capital such as Connaught Place, Khan Market, Gole Bazaar and Sarojini Nagar Market. It will be a part of a phase-wise anti-spitting drive launched by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Thursday.
To disseminate COVID-19 and maintain public hygiene, NDMC launched intensive anti-spitting drive at Connaught Place, the center of the national capital.
The first phase campaign will cover Connaught Place, Khan Market, Gole Market, Sarojini Nagar Market, Bengali Market, Janpath, and other major market areas, and the second phase will cover drive parks, gardens and others by mid-July. Pay penalty to violators in public places
The NDMC has prepared a special squad of 10 civil warden to keep people in the surrounding area to spit and pollute.
Those found in such activities will be fined Rs 1,000 as per the notification issued by the NDMC. “Apart from fines or challenging, these civil wardens will also spread awareness and educate people about the side effects of spitting and urinating,” the NDMC said in a statement.
These civilian wardens will perform their duty in a unique uniform marked with the NDMC logo and carry a POS (Point of Sale) machine for on-the-spot challengers. The POS machine also has the option of e-payment if an infringer has no such money in cash to pay the fine. If the violator does not have the money to pay the fine, the statement said, they will be produced before the Special Municipal Magistrate for action as per the provisions of the law.
Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had also issued instructions for the management of Kovid-19, to make the municipal bodies punishable with “penalty under Section 51 (b) of the Disaster Management Act” and prohibit the use said. Non-smoking tobacco in public places to prevent the spread of novel coronoviruses.