From August if you choose to step out with a plastic bag in your hands, chances are you could be facing a Rs 500 fine.
The City Corporation which has already banned the use of plastic carry bags was readying to become stricter about enforcing the ban.
According to the article in the Sakal, If anyone is found to be using a plastic carry bag he could be fined Rs. 50 to 500.
Initially, the plastic carry bag would be confiscated and a cloth bag would be given and awareness would be created but after a fortnight in August, users of plastic carry bags would be fined Rs. 50 to 500.
Health inspectors will be entrusted this job.
There is a 100% plastic ban in the city and periodic raids are conducted on shops who use plastic carry bags and fine is imposed.
Now the Corporation plans to go a step ahead with this from August.