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‘Smart City’ Kohima aspires to be litter-free

Litter free city

Dimapur, June 12: In an effort towards making Kohima a litter-free city, the Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) and Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) have started intensive cleaning of the main highway since June 4.

A press release from the administrator of KMC, Kovi Meyase informed that the pilot location has been identified from TCP Junction to North PS Junction for the first week, and will slowly extend to the other stretches of the main highway.
The KMC has notified that the depositing of waste at KMC collection points along the main city highway will be strictly before 6 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
Traders found violating this restriction will pay Rs 500, Rs 2000 for the first and second offences respectively, while the third offence will lead to cancellation of trade license.
For “individuals”, the penalty will be Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 1000 for the first, second and third offences respectively.
“Customers and pedestrians are requested not to litter but to use the dustbins provided by each shop and the smaller dustbins placed along the pavements and footpaths. Traders and business establishments should deposit the waste at the designated KMC waste collection points only before 6 a.m. and after 6 p.m. This will be enforced by the KMC Inspectors and assisted by the Kohima Smart CCTV cameras. Citizens are also requested not to throw waste out of moving cars but to find a dustbin or take the waste home for disposal,” it appealed.

It also requested the Ward Sanitation Committees to create awareness and monitor the waste deposit timings in their respective jurisdictions.
(Page News Service)