A Rs 500-fine was imposed on India cricket captain Virat Kohli, after a domestic help was found cleaning a car with running water from a pipe outside Kohli’s DLF Phase 1 residence in Gurugram, an official said. “A penalty of Rs 500 was immediately imposed as per the rules on Wednesday (June 5, 2019) and the fine amount was also remitted. The worker was using running water to clean the car, leading to wastage of water,” public relations officer of the Gurgaon Municipal Corporation, SS Rohilla said.
He said various teams of the civic body go around, inspecting water wastage in the city and had taken cognisance of the matter. He added that Gurugram has a canal-based water supply system. “We issue advisories from time to time, requesting people to judiciously use drinking water. Whether supply water or groundwater, if spent like this, gets wasted. In this case, the worker could have used a bucket instead of running water,” the officer said.
He said this was not a standalone case, in which penalty has been imposed for wasting water, adding that a lot of times, people are found wasting water during gardening, as well. Kohli is currently in England where he is leading the Indian team in the cricket world cup.