NMMC to form special squad to stop open defecation: Mundhe
A special squad to keep a check and to take action against open defecation will be formed in the city.
The municipal corporation will not pick garbage from housing societies which do not segregate their garbage.
This was announced by municipal commissioner Tukaram Mundhe, who visited Rabale station area under his ‘Walk with the commissioner’ initiative, on Saturday morning.
The commissioner received complaints and suggestions with respect to civic services and developmental work from the residents of Rabale, Gothivli, Talavli and Ghansoli areas during the visit.
The commissioner assured residents that the issues raised by them will be resolved within the next two weeks.
The residents raised the issues of roads, sewage system, illegal hawker menace, pond and garden security with Mundhe.
Following complaints of open defecation in the region by a number of people, Mundhe said: “We will form a special squad which will take action. We will also increase the fine of Rs100 multifold so that it acts as a major deterrent and curbs the menace.”
Mundhe said, “Citizens are given grants by the government and NMMC for private toilets. They should take advantage of the facility. If it is not possible for some to have a private toilet due to lack of space, they should make use of public toilets.”
Warning of strict action against housing societies that do not segregate dry and wet garbage, Mundhe said, “The societies that do not cooperate, will not have their garbage picked up. Strict legal action will also be taken against such societies that do not segregate their garbage as per the norms.”
The commissioner stated that the cluster development and slum rehabilitation issues in the area will be resolved as per the norms.