SUBJECT :Governance 

 Continuing its drive against the sale and use of plastic bags in the city, the UT Administration today challaned four more vendors and recovered around 20 kg of banned material from them.

The violators were fined Rs 5,000 each, an official release quoting Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Central) Prince Dhawan said.

It was stated that the inspecting staff conducted a raid in the Sector 24 market at around 4 pm to seize polythene bags being used by hawkers. Nearly 20 kg of polythene bags were seized and sent to the garbage processing plant in Sector 25, the release said. Four challans with a fine of Rs 5,000 each were issued to the violators.

According to the release, polythene bags found in bulk in locked tampoos and auto-rickshaws were also seized during the raid.

“More such raids are likely to be conducted in future also,” the SDM (Central) was quoted as saying in the release.

Source: The Tribune, Chandigarh