AHMEDABAD: Vector-borne diseases arises in the city, the AMC’s health department inspected construction sites in various areas in the seven municipal zones on Wednesday.
The malaria control teams checked 299 sites and found mosquito-breeding sites in 171 of them, which were slapped with notices. Four sites were sealed.“ We have collected fines amounting to Rs 7.9 lakh from 63 sites.
Of the total sites checked, most were in the west zone in areas such as Paldi, Vadaj, Naranpura, and Navrangpura,” said a health department official. “As many as 107 sites were checked in this zone and we found breeding sites in 72.”
Maximum fines, amounting to Rs 2.7 lakh, were collected from construction sites in areas falling under the AMC’s northwest zone such as Ghatlodia, Thaltej, Gota, Bodakdev, Chandkheda, and Bopal. This was followed by Rs 1.1 lakh from sites in the east zone areas including Nikol, Ramol, and Vastral.
Penalties to the tune of Rs 1 lakh was recovered from the south zone areas such as Maninagar, Behrampura, and Danilimda.
“The four sites sealed are Sahaj Constructions in New Vadaj, Sahitya Enza in Naroda, and RV Mall and Ganesh Flora in Vatva,” the official said.