MCG aims to make Ggn pig-free by January
The Millennium City has plans for a pig free city by January 2016 according to Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) Commissioner Vikas Gupta. The MCG has started a special campaign by dividing all the municipal wards into four zones in order to fight the pigs’ menace, the official said on Monday. According to the civic body, around 2,300 stray pigs have also been caught so far.
“The pigs are auctioned. Those owners who let these pigs out, will also be prosecuted under relevant sections of Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, which carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison”, said a spokesperson.
Since, it is a non-cognisable offence the police cannot take action against these repeat offenders.
The Deputy Commissioner, last month, had directed the MCG to capture stray pigs within municipal corporation limits with immediate effect while imposing prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC. The civic body is running the campaign with the help of Gurgaon police, official said.
“However, in many cases it has been noticed that the public often tends to interrupt some officials and refuse to let them carry out their tasks in the areas. The Municipal Corporation will take strict action against such people. Individuals who obstruct the campaign in any way will not be spared”, the spokesperson added.
To keep a track of the campaign, sanitation workers sends daily reports to the Joint Municipal Commissioners of the respective zones, said the spokesperson.