Drive against dumping garbage into drains
COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore Corporation disconnected the water line of a textiles showroom on Cross Cut Road in the city on Saturday as a punitive measure against dumping garbage on the road.
A team led by Assistant City Health Officer R. Sumathi carried out a drive against dumping of garbage on roads or into storm water drains by commercial establishments on this road.
This was part of an ongoing exercise to mainly deter the abuse of the drainage.
Corporation officials said Cross-Cut Road was among the main roads in the city identified for drives to prevent the dumping of garbage along these stretches or into the drainage.
“We had already warned this textile shop against dumping along the road the waste it generated. Along with some other waste, pamphlets meant for distribution among the public were being dumped on the road,” the health official said.
“When we asked the shop to pay a fine, those running it refused to do so. So, we decided to disconnect the water line,” she said.
Five other shops on this road were fined for dumping garbage in the open.
The Corporation collected Rs.6,000 in fines from shops on Dr. Nanjappa Road in the first drive last week.
The health officials also lifted food samples for adulteration test from a hotel.
Pan masala packets and beedis without pictorial warnings were also seized by the officials.