Nashik: The revenue department has undertaken a direct drive against illegal excavation of minerals and its transport. Action was taken against ten vehicles under this drive in last week. The concerned will be penalised, informed tehsildar Rajashri Ahirrao.
Informing about this Ahirrao stated that direct action is being conducted in taluka against illegal excavation of minerals and transport. Squads of employees have been formed for this.
These squads are patrolling 24/7 and is acting against illegal transport of minerals. Action was taken against 10 vehicles in last five days. Action was taken against them for transporting more mineral than their capacity. These vehicles were taken into custody. Five fold fine of market price will be recovered from these transporters and Rs. 16 lakh as fine has been imposed against them. This drive will continue, she added.