BMC fined ₹34 CR by National Green Tribunal for untreated sewage; says, 'Affecting the environment'

BMC has been fined Rs 34 cr for letting untreated sewage into the ocean. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a penalty as compensation for environmental damage, the civic body has also been ordered to pay the Central Pollution Control Board Rs 4.25 crore a month for the 85 major outfalls that release effluents into water bodies until it enforces remedial measures.
The one-time fine has to be paid within 30 days. The city has seven sewage treatment plants (STPs) at Bhandup, Ghatkopar, Versova, Malad, Colaba, Worli and Bandra, but the infrastructure is around 17 years old.
The BMC was planning to add seven sewage treatment plants along the coast to its existing network for more than 15 years.