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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 appointing
security agencies, was brushed aside by members of the Standing Committee on
Wednesday without any discussion.

The committee cited the reason that the issue requires more 'party level
discussions' and the decision on proposal has been postponed till next week.

The proposal for appointing private security agencies at ward level for
collecting fine from citizens for violating garbage bye-laws and littering,
spitting and urinating in public places was initiated by the Shiv Sena.
Standing committee chairman Ravindra Waikar had assured that the proposal
will be approved unanimously when it comes for discussion.

However, on Wednesday, the decision on the proposal was postponed without
any discussion. Sena leader and member Sunil Prabhu said that the Congress
had requested for discussions at the party level before the committee could
take any decision.

Sameer Desai from Congress confirmed that his party wanted to discuss the
proposal before giving it a nod.

"The uniformed personnel can maintain law and order, however, the by-laws
require implementation of several provisions which the civic administration
is yet to follow. In such cases if fine is collected from citizens, it will
create problem," he said.

Desai said senior leaders from his party will be discussing the issue over
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 week,'' he
said.

Publication : IE; Section : News; Pg : 3; Date : 23/8/07
URL : http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=252303