Litterbugs in Bengaluru beware! ‘Charlies’ may make you pick up your garbage


Next time you throw the garbage tied in plastic and litter on roads and by-lanes, you might be met with a surprise and may end up paying a fine and will also end up having to pick up the garbage that you dropped.

According to joint commissioner, Solid Waste Management, BBMP, Sarfaraz Khan, 'Charlies' a special team comprising of marshals and Health inspector will be on rounds. Whenever they come across such offenders, they will issue a challan and collect Rs 500 as fine.

"If people think they can spoil BBMP environment and get away with it, they will be taught a tough lesson. Not only fines, they will be made to pick up waste in public, " said Sarfaraz Khan.

So far, in the last few weeks, the palike has collected a whopping Rs 35 lakh as penalty from offenders and will intensify patrolling in the city.  

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