Decision on security agencies for garbage by-laws on hold
Express News Service
Mumbai, August 22: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's ambitious
project of implementation of garbage and cleanliness by-laws by
security agencies, was brushed aside by members of the Standing
Wednesday without any discussion.
The committee cited the reason that the issue requires more 'party
discussions' and the decision on proposal has been postponed till
The proposal for appointing private security agencies at ward level
collecting fine from citizens for violating garbage bye-laws and
spitting and urinating in public places was initiated by the Shiv
Standing committee chairman Ravindra Waikar had assured that the
will be approved unanimously when it comes for discussion.
However, on Wednesday, the decision on the proposal was postponed
any discussion. Sena leader and member Sunil Prabhu said that the
had requested for discussions at the party level before the committee
take any decision.
Sameer Desai from Congress confirmed that his party wanted to discuss
proposal before giving it a nod.
"The uniformed personnel can maintain law and order, however,
require implementation of several provisions which the civic administration
is yet to follow. In such cases if fine is collected from citizens,
create problem," he said.
Desai said senior leaders from his party will be discussing the
the week and his party's stand on the issue will depend on it.
"Congress is in support of a clean city and implementation
of the bye-laws.
We will discuss the proposal when it comes for approval the next
Publication : IE; Section : News; Pg : 3; Date : 23/8/07
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