Fazilka admn to sell sand online - ECAS Punjab

Fazilka admn to sell sand online

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Fazilka, September 14

In a bid to curb illegal sale of sand in Fazilka district, the administration has decided to sell sand online. The price for sale has been fixed at Rs 9 per cubic feet from the government legal quarries.

The consumer will have to bear the transportation expenses. According to an estimate, a consumer will have to shell out between Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 for 200 cubic feet of sand and freight.

Executive Engineer, Mining, Pawan Kapoor said there was no quarry in Fazilka district. The consumer shall apply online on government website to buy sand and it would be preferably provided from two legal quarries from neighbouring Ferozepur district, he added.

Fazilka Deputy Commissioner Arvind Pal Singh Sandhu said according to new guidelines if illegal sand-laden vehicle or machinery was seized hefty penalty of up to Rs 2 to 4 lakh would be imposed on the offenders.

Deputy Commissioner directed officials of sale tax, income tax, transport department, Punjab Pollution Control Board to take strict action against those found stealing sand. He also directed the officials concerned to cancel the driving license and registration certificate of the offenders and their vehicles.

Meanwhile, the police have arrested Angrej Singh, a resident of Kheowala Bodla, and booked Sandeep Singh and unidentified persons today under Section 379 of the IPC and 21 Mining and Mineral Act for illegal excavation and sale of sand in the market.

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