Bird feeding prohibited in Mumbai’s public places
Civic officials have begun imposing fines of 500 rupees ($11) on people caught feeding pigeons in Mumbai’s posh Marine Drive area overlooking the Arabian Sea in an attempt to keep their city clean and disease free, an official said Tuesday.
Civic officials circulated handbills last week with the warning, “Bird feeding is prohibited in public places.”
At least 20 people have been fined since the cleanliness drive began over the weekend, Vijay Balamwar, Mumbai’s assistant municipal commissioner, said.
Tourists and local residents will now have to restrict themselves to scattering corn for pigeons at a designated spot in the area, Balamwar said. Mumbai is India’s financial and entertainment capital.
Thankfully this time round regular public and residents have welcomed the move and have ensured to maintain the newly imposed law.