Plastic ban not an elastic ban, applies to all: BMC

Even as the civic administration asserted that first-time plastic ban violators among the common public will not be spared the hefty Rs 5,000 fine which only doubles and more than trebles for the second and third offences, the civic continued its crackdown on shops in Ghatkopar and Chembur on the second day after single-use plastic items were outlawed in the state. Special squads visited over 867 establishments on Sunday, found that 72 shops were breaching the ban, and collected Rs 3,35,000 in fines from them.