Bhubaneswar: In its aim to make Bhubaneswar polythene free, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has speeded up the enforcement of Ban on plastic carry bags.
On Friday, two enforcement squads of BMC checked and seized polyethylene bags amounting to 75 kgs from Rajmahal area, Unit I Market, Master Canteen Square, Rupali Square, Gopabandhu Square, CRP Square, and Fire Station Square areas. The seized polythene was finally deposited in a room at Yatri Nivas on Cuttack Road.
In view of implementation of plastic/polythene enforcement within the jurisdiction of BMC, two enforcement squads were constituted by the civic body comprising officials of the State Pollution Control Board, Commissionerate Police, Forest Department and BMC.
The two enforcement squads also did pre-ban announcements on Thursday. The squads were assisted by commissionerate police during the raids.