Lahore—Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has started issuing challans to citizens involved in violating Punjab Local Government (Amended) Act 2016 particularly spreading litter and garbage at public places and not abiding by company’s standard instructions regarding disposal of solid waste across the city. The enforcement team of LWMC has penalized as many as 360 violators by issuing challans of worth one lakh and one thousand rupees.
These 360challan tickets have been issued within 10 days (from 21st June to 31st July 2016) after LWMC started imposing fine under Punjab Local Government (Amended) Act 2016 last month.
A special enforcement wing has been established which is comprised of 6 enforcement inspectors who respond over observations and complaints registered by citizens or any source. “Imposition of fine to citizens violating standard instructions for disposal of waste will help prevent citizens littering” said Managing Director Bilal Mustafa Syed.
“There is dire need on part of around 10 million residents of the city to play their role by developing habit of using containers and bins as 10,000 sanitary workers are already helping them get rid of 5600 ton of filth they produce on daily basis”, he further said.