Kohima, June 13: In an effort towards making Nagaland’s capital city 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.

The intensive cleaning drive has been started on June 4.

The pilot location has been identified from TCP Junction to North PS Junction for the 1st week and will slowly extend to the other stretches of the main highway.

Nagaland: Kohima launches ‘Litter free city’ campaign

The Kohima Municipal Council has notified that the depositing of waste in the KMC Collection points along the main city highway will be strictly before 6 am in the morning and after 6 pm in the evening.

The daytime hours from 6 am to 6 pm is to be strictly observed as “No Litter, No Garbage” hours and fines may be imposed on violators. The fines have been fixed at Rs 500, Rs 2000 and Cancellation of Trade License for first, second and third offence respectively for Traders and Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 1000 for first, second and third offence respectively for individuals.

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 Point only before 6 am and after 6 pm. 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,” said in the order of Kohima Municipal Council.

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Over the years Kohima has become cleaner and all credit goes to its citizens, ward sanitation committees and various groups and organisations for their cooperation and efforts in improving waste management.

The Kohima Smart City and Kohima Municipal Council have appealed to every citizen to join hands and assist in the “Litter Free City” movement by following the waste deposit timings and also creating awareness among friends, family, neighbours, customers and colonies. The Ward Sanitation Committees are also requested to create awareness and monitor the waste deposit timings in their respective jurisdictions.