Hyderabad: While you about blissfully littering roads and even your own premises, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) official are merrily picking up revenue in the form of penalties for violating sanitation rules.
City residents’ money has been helping to increase GHMC’s income through penalties, which has reached Rs 2.16 crore in five months. As of September 17, GHMC had collected Rs 1 crore from fines, but with stringent vigilance this shot up to Rs 2 crore.
About 2,500 violators paid the Rs 1 crore last month. The GHMC has taken up a special drive to penalize persons and businesses for littering roads and public places since May.
So far 11,019 people and organisations have been slapped with fines totaling Rs 2 crore. Total penalties of Rs. 57 lakh have been collected from 691 violators in the Chandanagar circle, while Rs 12.4 lakh was colleced from Khairatabad circle from 783 violators. Serilingampally circle collected Rs 39.6 lakh in penalties from 454 violators. Ramachandrapuram, Patancheru, Malkajgiri and Yousufguda remained at the bottom of collecting fines, which doesn’t necessarily mean they are litter-free.