Chandigarh, April 13: To check misuse of water during the summer, municipal authorities in Chandigarh have decided to impose a fine of Rs 2,000 on anyone found washing cars or watering plants in the morning hours.
"Washing cars, watering plants from 5:30 am till 8:30 am will not be allowed in the city as part of measures to check misuse of water," Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Executive Engineer BK Dhawan said.
"A fine of Rs. 2,000 will be imposed on the violators," he said, adding a special drive will be conducted from April 15 till June 30 throughout the city to stop wastage of potable water.
Municipal authorities have formed 18 teams comprising three members each which will carry out the special drive to check water wastage and impose fine.
Officials have also warned of disconnecting water supply of repeat offenders.