Mangaluru: Flexes rule the roost in city despite ban on single use plastics

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Sep 21: Single use of plastic, flexes, sale and transportation of plastic is prohibited and is liable for punishment. But, use of flexes seems to be flourishing in Mangaluru, which is all set to become a Smart City. The administrative staff of the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) have been muted and have turned a blind eye to blatant violations of the ban.

A circular to ban single use plastic, flexes by the MCC has remained just on paper. Administrators have put up flex banners and have helped in generating wastes thus violating the order.

Shops and commercial establishments have been barred from selling, storing, using and transporting plastic goods such as carry bags, flags, tumblers, plates, spoons among other items. In the last few days, MCC is faced with the challenge of waste generated from flexes.

MCC officials had cracked down on traders against use of plastic goods by raiding outlets starting July 1. Strict orders were passed to remove flex banners with the officials themselves taking the lead in ensuring that the orders were followed. A few small traders had paid penalties to the MCC due to the violations but the officials are now quiet over the rise in flexes which seems to be sending confusing signals.

Deputy Commissioners, Tahsildars, ACs, Environment department officials have been given powers to levy penalties against the use of plastics including taking stern action against plastic users.

Flex banners are visible on M G Road, Ladyhill, Mangala Devi, Nanthuru, Pumpwell, Hampankatta, KPT, Kottara, Valencia, Kulooru, Chitrapura, Urvastore, Ballalbagh, Padil, Panjimogaru, Surathkal, Katipalla, Kannooru. Ekkooru, Kavooru junctions with 90% of them enjoying the support and permission of the local authorities. 




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  • Dilip, Kadri

    Thu, Sep 22 2022

    Was buying some boxed sweets the other day in Valencia. The vendor, without discussing the same with me just packed the same in a plastic carry bag saying that customers demand the same. Else, they become irate and harrass the vendor. No extra charge for the plastic carry bag, of course ! I told them that they must call the police in this matter. Ease of doing business or plain rowdy customers, or both ? It takes two to tango ! When will our people become civilised and restrained ? No doubt, people get this cheap thrill of being uncivilized. Why this perversion in our collective character ?

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  • Abdul, Mangaloe

    Thu, Sep 22 2022

    Any of the rules are not applicable for politicians and political party

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  • Umesh Rao, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 22 2022

    Maybe the flex banners can be used to make Chaddi's !! The tailors can be instructed to tailor them, so that the faces on these flex banners show up in prominent locations on the Chaddi's.

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  • Brian, Mlore

    Thu, Sep 22 2022

    No rules would follow when money takes its role

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  • rahul, kadri

    Thu, Sep 22 2022

    I guess..i see these cheap class flex banners nowadays only in Mangalore i guess..been to other cities..did not find anywhere......

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  • Raki, Mangalore..

    Thu, Sep 22 2022

    When modi ji visited managalore, whole managlore turned on with flexes and offical were totally blind then... As a quote says RULES ARE NOT NOT FOR RULE MAKERS...only the poor suffer

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    we are famous throughout the world for breaking rules...chalta hai..

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