The person who was fined was found washing his car in Sector 28. A senior MC official said the violator was penalised with a fine of Rs 2,000 and the fine amount will be added in his water supply bill. Besides, 46 others were issued notices for water tank leakage, the official added.
The official further added that these 46 violators were given 48 hours to get the problem fixed or else they will be penalised as well.
The water wastage challans will remain in force till June 30. If the consumer is found violating the norm for the second time, the water connection will be disconnected without notice.
On Monday, two residents were issued challans while 44 other were issued notices. At present, the water availability in the UT is 87 million gallons daily (MGD). Of it, 67 MGD comes form Kajauli canal, which is about 27 kilometers from Chandigarh, and the remaining 20 MGD is generated through tubewells. There was already a gap of 29 MGD between the demand and supply. The city is receiving 87 MGD water against the demand of 116 MGD.