Vadodara's swanky central bus stand now also tobacco-free
VADODARA: The airport-like central bus depot that is also among the showcase projects in the city is now tobacco-free too.
The bus station was declared a tobacco-free zone on the Independence Day and over three quintals of tobacco products have been collected and destroyed there.
The step was taken to ensure stricter implementation of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COPTA), 2003. For the last two weeks city-based NGO Faith Foundation has taken up the cause to ensure that the rule is followed strictly at the bus station. Nearly 25 volunteers of the NGO now work at the bus station from morning to night to make sure that no passenger carries tobacco in any form into the bus station. Everyday, volunteers collect almost 25kg to 30kg of tobacco products that are burnt in the evening.
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