Administration to slap Rs 1001 fine on those spitting inside Dakshineswar skywalk

first_imgKolkata: The North 24-Parganas district administration will slap a fine of Rs 1,001 on those who will spit inside the recently inaugurated Dakshineswar skywalk.The decision was taken after it was found that some visitors had spoiled some pillars inside the skywalk by spitting on them. The skywalk, which is the only of its kind in the country, has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 60 crore and was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on November 5. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe skywalk, having a length of 340 metres and width of 10 metres, will take the devotees straight to Dakshineswar Temple from the main road intersection. During her inaugural speech, Banerjee requested the visitors and the Dakshineswar temple management to keep the skywalk clean. She had instructed the Kamarhati municipality to engage workers under 100 days work, to keep it clean. But unfortunately, within 24 hours of its inauguration, it was found that some people had spit on the pillars. The photograph was uploaded on social media. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe officials of district administration are informing the people about the penalty through the public address system. The devotees welcomed the move taken up by the district administration and said that more stringent action should be taken against the habitual offenders. They said that those who chew tobacco, have a tendency to spit on walls. Senior officials of the district administration said workers will be posted inside the skywalk, who will request people not to spot on the walls or pillars and maintain it properly.last_img

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