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MCG tells Delhi Metro to act against illegal hoardings

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, November 21, 2012
First Published: 00:41 IST(21/11/2012) | Last Updated: 00:43 IST(21/11/2012)

A day after removing unauthorized advertisement hoardings from shopping mall premises across the city, the Municipal corporation of Gurgaon has trained its guns on DMRC's Metro stations.

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The civic body has written to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) seeking clarification about hoardings and posters on pillars and walls of Metro stations in Gurgaon. The DMRC has rented its space for advertisement.

MCG officials swung into action after the Punjab and Haryana High Court asked the government to remove all the hoardings that distract motorists and can cause accidents.

On Monday, posters and hoardings along the entire stretch of the Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) Road were removed. An enforcement team led by joint commissioner Anju Choudhary removed hoardings from the Central Mall, MGF Metropoliton Mall, City Centre Mall, Sahara Mall and other places.

"The drive will continue till the orders of the HC are not adhered to completely," said an MCG official.

Several such drives have been undertaken in the past too. MCG had to halt the drive in the wake of Diwali celebrations. At several places, the MCG has had to face stiff resistance.Also, removed hoardings have come up again on certain stretches.

Meanwhile, a DMRC official said that the MCG has no right to remove hoardings from Metro stations and an appropriate action will be taken.

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