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PubliCity: BMTC bans single-use plastic: Commuters to be fined for littering, using plastic in bus stops?

Oct 2, 2019, 5:59 PM IST

If you think it is cool to sip tea or coffee or get a juice in plastic cups near BMTC bus depots and stops, you may end up being proved wrong. The BMTC has banned single-use plastic in its premises.

BMTC managing director C Shikha has sent a circular to all bus depots and division controllers demanding that they adhere to stricter implementation of the ban on single-use plastic. BBMP Commissioner, BH Anil Kumar also appreciated and welcomed this step from the BMTC .

However, activists have expressed doubt on the better implementation of this rule in BMTC premises as despite previous efforts by the BBMP, many shops and stalls still sell banned plastic items.

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