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After HC rap, BMC removing illegal banners

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 14, 2013
First Published: 00:51 IST(14/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:53 IST(14/3/2013)

Hours after the Bombay high court ordered them removed, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has gone into overdrive to get rid of all illegal hoardings, banners and posters, including those of political parties, by Thursday evening.

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Eighty percent of all illegal hoardings and  banners are put up by political parties, according to one official estimate.

“We have deployed men and machinery across the city on a war-footing and will clear the streets by Thursday evening,” said additional municipal commissioner Mohan Adtani.

Earlier in the day, the high court had told the municipal corporations in the Mumbai metropolitan region to remove illegal hoardings, posters and banners, and initiate criminal proceedings against those responsible for putting them up.


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