After enforcing solid waste management rules 2016 effectively in June for the city, New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, the agency, on Wednesday conducted a drive against schools and shops, who are yet to comply with the rules.
In the drive, the agency, entrusted with responsibility to ensure compliance of the rules in the city imposed a hefty fine of Rs 2.65 lakh against a total of 30 shops in Brahmputra, a local market in Sector 29 and two international schools of the city.
Revealing details to the media, Rajesh Singh, officer on special duty with the industrial development authority, said that they informed through a public notice that all have to comply with the rules by June 30, failing to which the agency would initiate further action against a defaulter.
He said, "During the drive, we have fined two defaulting private schools in the city for non compliance with the rules. They were not following the rules laid down for solid waste management on their premises. A fine of Rs 95 thousand was imposed on Ryan International School, Sector 39 and a fine of Rs 70 thousand was imposed on Khaitan Public School, in sector 40. Besides, they were extracting ground water, which is prohibited in the city.
Singh said that around 30 shops from a local market in Arun Vihar were also fined where for not following the solid waste management rules. He further added that a similar drive will be continued in future as well to ensure that all adhere to the rules.