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24 Mar 2019, Edition - 1349, Sunday

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Coimbatore

147kg plastic seized

Covai Post Network

Corporation officials seized 147 kg plastic products below 50 microns from several shops across the city during the raids conducted between August 12 and 18. A fine of Rs. 35,350 was collected from shop owners for violating rules.

Corporation Commissioner Dr. K. Vijayakarthikeyan has ordered the officials to conduct periodical raids in all the five zones and seize plastic materials below 50 microns. Officials raided 414 shops and seized the plastic material. They advised the shop owners to use eco-friendly bags.

Vijayakarthikeyan has urged the public, shop owners and business establishments to cooperate with the Corporation to maintain the city free from plastic.

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