KMC defines “No Litter, No Garbage” hours; Impose fine upto Rs 1000 for Individuals, Rs 2000 for Traders

Kohima, June 12 (NEx): The Kohima Municipal Council has notified that depositing of waste in the KMC Collection points along the main city highway will be strictly before 6 am in the morning and after 6 pm in the evening.

The KMC notified that daytime hours from 6 am to 6 pm is to be strictly observed as “No Litter, No Garbage” hours and fines may be imposed on violators. The fines for Traders have been fixed at Rs 500, 2000 & Cancellation of Trade License for first, second and third offence respectively, and Rs 200, 500 & 1000 for first, second and third offence respectively for individuals. This will be enforced by the KMC Inspectors and assisted by the Kohima Smart CCTV cameras, it informed.

The council also requested the citizens not to throw waste out of moving cars but to find a dustbin or take the waste home for disposal.

The CEO, KSCDL & Administrator KMC, Kovi Meyase also informed that in an effort towards making Kohima a “Litter Free City”, the Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) and Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) have started intensive cleaning of the main highway from June 4th, 2021.

The Pilot Location has been identified from TCP Junction to North PS Junction for the 1st week, which will slowly extend to other stretches of the main highway, Meyase said.

He requested Customers and Pedestrians not to litter but to use the dustbins provided by each shop and the smaller dustbins placed along the pavements and footpaths and instructed Traders and Business establishments to deposit the waste at the designated KMC Waste Collection Points only before 6 am and after 6 pm.

Further, Meyase stated that, Kohima has become cleaner over the years and gives all credit to its citizens, ward sanitation committees and various groups and organisations for the co-operation and efforts in improving waste management.

The Kohima Smart City and Kohima Municipal Council further appeals to every citizen to join hands and assist in this “Litter Free Kohima” movement by following the waste deposit timings and also creating awareness among friends, family, neighbours, customers and colonies.

It also requested the Ward Sanitation Committees to create awareness and monitor the waste deposit timings in their respective jurisdictions.

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