Segregate waste or pay up

Even as the municipal corporation’s own waste management system is in doldrums, MC commissioner KK Yadav on Monday directed the sanitation department to start fining residents for non-segregation of waste from Tuesday.

He also asked MC staffers to punish waste collectors who deliver unsegregated waste at MC’s Sehaj Safai Kendras (secondary collection points). For residents, the fee for non-segregation is ₹200 while for garbage collectors, it is ₹2,000.

The MC’s fresh stand is contrary to what mayor Rajesh Kalia had promised on Sunday. Kalia had said that no fines would be imposed on people till the MC improves its internal system. On Monday, Kalia did not take calls despite repeated attempts.

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