Why is it that the government becomes impotent when it is time to put laws into practice.
The Union government wants to bring about a ban on smoking in public places that are indoors. This includes restaurants, pubs, government offices et al.
And you have the BMC going up in arms saying it cannot enforce the ban.
While the rest of the country stubs it out, at least in public, from October 2, in Mumbai you can carry on smoking. That’s because the BMC, which is supposed to implement the smoking ban, has thrown up its hands.
“We simply cannot do it with the current infrastructure and manpower,” says civic health executive officer Jayaraj Thanekar. [link]
It seems they are busy with other things in hand…including the proper procedures to collect bribes without getting caught.
Seriously, how about getting our Marathi Manoos Champion Thakeray to enforce this? Outsource it.