GMC inspected 137 poultry shops and imposed total fine of Rs 15,500  Credit: EastMojo image

Guwahati: The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) continued its crackdown on poultry shops and food joints in the city on Monday, issuing fines to the tune of Rs 38,000.

Under the supervision of the newly appointed GMC commissioner Debajyoti Hazarika, the drive was conducted in Paltanbazar, Bhangagarh and Ganeshguri areas.

The veterinary branch of GMC inspected 137 poultry shops and issued eviction notices to one shop in Ulubari, 10 shops in Bhangagarh and 21 poultry shops in Ganeshguri, and imposed total fine amounting to Rs 15,500.

The health branch of GMC inspected 44 hotels, fast food restaurants, and lodges. In Paltanbazar it imposed a total fine of Rs 11,000 on 22 shops. In Bhangagarh area it imposed a total fine of Rs 6,000 on 12 shops and in Ganeshguri area, penalty totalling to Rs 5,500 was imposed on 10 shops. The total fine imposed by the health branch is Rs 22,500.

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Further, GMC noticed several unauthorised hoardings around the city. Its hoarding and advertising branch had issued demand notice to the concerned agency to clear their pending dues, which they failed to do even after repeated request. Now, GMC will conduct eviction starting Tuesday and dismantle all unauthorised, illegal hoardings, banners, kiosk etc.

Meanwhile, from February 15 to 27, GMC hoarding and advertisement branch collected arrears of Rs 73,01,026 and dismantled 11 hoardings.

Also, GMC noticed that advertisement agencies do not remove hoardings/banners etc. even after the commencement of events, and as such, if it finds such activities, GMC will impose fine and take legal action against violators.

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