Wed, Jan 18, 2017 | updated 09:31 AM IST
Civic body announces penalty for open defecation in Bhopal

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Jan 18 (ANI): The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday announced it will impose penalty on those caught relieving themselves in open.The BMC has announced a fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on those caught violating the norm. Bhopal Mayor Alok Sharma said that they have made toilets for them, despite that many people living in slums defecate in open and so will impose fine of 500 rupees on them.Elaborating further he said that even if they continue that then a fine of 500 rupees on each family member will be imposed. Sharma added if labourers working for builders are found defecating in open, the builder will be fined 10,000 rupees and if the act is repeated, the fine will be doubled next time. Locals, however, are not happy with the development.