No more chai in the park

July 22, 2013 10:25 am | Updated November 16, 2021 08:54 pm IST - Bangalore:

Getting strict: A day out at Cubbon Park now comes with more dos and don’ts.  Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P.

Getting strict: A day out at Cubbon Park now comes with more dos and don’ts. Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P.

The use of plastic, and the vending of tea and coffee has been banned in Cubbon Park.

A fine of Rs. 100 would be imposed on violators, according to announcements put up by the Horticulture Department around the park.

Sources in the department said the ban was imposed following requests by walkers, who aired their views at a tree plantation programme recently.

“Walkers had been complaining that the tea and coffee vendors were causing inconvenience to the park regulars. Besides, the plastic cups in which tea and coffee were being served also resulted in littering,” a source said.

The department also hoped that the newly installed boards would encourage civic responsibility.

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