Chandigarh: UT administration may be able to exercise a complete ban on the use of plastic bags in Chandigarh. But, the final word on it will be out only when it arrives at a consensus. With views and objections that were sought from residents before e xe c u t i n g the plan having been received, the e nv i ro n - ment wing is now busy studying them. With the last date for receiving feedback expiring on April 12, respondents to the notification, sources said, include people from the industry and plastic manufacturers. While claiming that this time the administration is seriously contemplating to make Chandigarh a “plastic-free” zone, officials added, “A final decision will be taken after going through public opinion and when a report on it being sent to higher UT officials in a couple of weeks.” The administration in the past too had issued such draft notifications on banning plastic, but failed to deliver following opposition from various quarters, mainly the plastic lobby. According to sources, the feedback received by the UT this time mainly consists of views of businessman groups and trader associations of the city. However , an official added, “Residents, too, have sent their opinion in large numbers and most of them support a total ban.” But one thing is sure that plastic manufacturers’ associations have reportedly shown their resentment over a complete ban. Now, only time will say if UT can prevail upon all.