Residents of Sector 4 are suffering due to illegal hoardings and banners which have been put up on traffic signages — creating nuisance as well as distracting commuters.
From advertisements about paying guest facilities to money-making schemes to wishes from local leaders, there are over 1,000 such hoardings and banners dotting Sector 4 roads.
Rather than looking at traffic signs, people are compelled to read these hoardings.
Despite being the oldest sector in the city — built in 1976 — it continues to suffer from official apathy.
With a population of over 12,000, every nook and corner of the sector is full of banners and hoardings.
Residents allege that despite their repeated requests and assurances from the administration, the hoardings have not been taken off.
“When you look for a signage while driving, all you get to see is a big hoarding. It certainly distracts the mind of the commuter,” said Vikram Singh, a resident of the area.
Commenting on the issue, Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) administrator Praveen Kumar said, “We have not been able to concentrate on that part of the city.”
“The complaints of residents are genuine and we will make sure that all illegal hoardings are removed. There is no doubt that there should be minimum hoardings on road. We will look into the matter and solve the problem,” he added.
Meanwhile, residents have also complained about non-functional streetlights, bad condition of roads, water-logging during the rainy season and poor sanitation of the area among other problems plaguing the area.