BMC's Clean Up marshalls fine 22,000 people

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Mumbai, Apr 11 (UNI) The Clean Up Marshalls, the private volunteers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), have fined 22,000 people till date.

While talking to the media here today, BMC additional commissioner R A Rajiv, the brain behind the idea, said over 8,000 were fined for littering and spitting by the citizens, over 3,000 for not maintaining clean aangan, 100 for illegal dumping and 60 for non delivery of bio-medical waste in designated standards.

He said ''the scheme has been good so far and many offenders have been made to do community service by the BMC.'' Mr Rajiv said the scheme has been gaining momentum in the city and many youngsters are fast joining the fight in keeping the city clean. A group of 20 college students from South Mumbai have taken up to work with the marshalls in their internship work and will mobilise support for the cause, he added.

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