Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Oct 2:
The municipal authorities on Wednesday sealed the discharge points of the sewerage systems of 16 hotels along the beach area in the seaside town of Puri in Odisha as a penal measure.
Reports said that several hotels, holiday homes, lodgings and residential houses in Baliapanda area, located close to the sea beach, had connected their sewerage system with the main drainage, for which they were supposed to pay the applicable tax to the municipal authorities on a regular basis.
However, after they failed to deposit the tax to the concerned authorities for several months despite repeated reminders, the municipal authorities on Wednesday sealed the discharge points of the sewerage systems of 16 holiday homes in the area.