PONDA: In an exemplary action, Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) Chief Officer Yogiraj Gosavi on Tuesday, along with Municipal Inspectors, conducted inspections of 25 residential cum commercial buildings and issued fines of Rs 5000 per flat occupants for releasing waste of the residential complex into the gutter and open causing a nuisance to locals as well causing stench smell in the area.
These buildings are located at Old Bus Stand and Upper Bazaar Market etc.
Speaking to the media, Chief Officer Yogiraj Borkar said that while launching premonsoon work, the Officials noticed that the gutters meant for rainwater drains were choked with waste and bathroom water and emanated a stench smell in the area.
“There were several complaints from locals residing on the ground floor about the stench smell causing hardship to them. Following this, PMC issued to residential societies in May and June; however, they did not respond nor clear the overflowing gutters, Septic tank and soak pits, following which today we again conducted a site inspection and issued fines,” he said.
He added, “We will also direct Health Department if choked soak pits, septic tanks are not repaired and releasing of waste into the open warned Chief officer to violators”.