BMC conducts massive raids on malls, seized 71 kg polythene


Bhubaneswar: In a massive crackdown on malls and large business establishments across the city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) enforcement teams seized 71 kg of polythene and collected a fine of Rs 15,200.

During last several days, various enforcement squads deployed by the civic body under the leadership of the zonal deputy commissioners of three zones and deputy commissioner enforcement (Central Office), BMC has seized around 250 kg of polyethene/plastic during a series of raids.

Today, the raids were carried out by South East Zone under the leadership of its Joint Commissioner Bimalendu Ray and places like the Forum Mart in Satyanagar and Bhawani Mall in Saheed Nagar were raided among others from where 60 kg of polyethene/plastic and Rs 6,000 as fine were collected.

While Forum Mart Big Bazaar and four other establishments were raided, in Bhawani Mall, four establishments were raided.

North Zone enforcement team conducted raids on Pal Heights, City Pharmacy, Pantaloon (Patia), Subway, Angan Heritage and Big Bazaar (Patia) today and collected Rs 9200 fine as administrative charges and seized polythene of more than 6 kg.

The raids under North Zone were conducted under the leadership of BMC Deputy Commissioner (Enforcement) Subhranshu Mishra and Zonal Deputy Commissioner Pramod Kumar Prusty.

The South West Zone enforcement teams conducted raids on Big Bazaar and V2 at Krishna Plaza near ISKCON Temple, The World near Khandagiri and Sashtri Nagar and Priya Darshini Market near CRP Square.

The teams seized around 5 kg of polythene during their raids. The raids were conducted under the leadership of Zonal Deputy Commissioner Lalatendu Sahoo.

The raids will continue further to enforce `Plastic/polythene Ban’ order given by the State Government on October 2.