As part of its crackdown on illegal hoardings, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has removed over 50 large hoardings at a stretch from Palam Vihar to Bajghera Road in the past three days.
Following an order by Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 14, which took strong note of hoardings, including unipoles, wall wraps and banners, the MCG commissioner had said that the civic body would crack down on each and every illegal publicity material in the city.
Over the past two to three days, the civic body has removed at least 50 large-size hoardings defacing public property in Palam Vihar and adjoining areas.
“We have removed 50 big hoardings and numerous small hoardings as part of the encroachment drive in the past weekend in various locations from Palam Vihar upto Bajghera Road near Delhi. The MCG will soon be taking strong action against malls which place hoardings and deface public spaces,” said Abhinav Verma, assistant engineer, MCG.
Verma added that the crackdown would be intensified against the malls which contribute in a big way to the installation of large-size billboards in the city.
As per norms, each billboard must measure 30x15 on a 15-foot-long pole and must be placed at a distance of at least 3metre from the road. The billboard should not be installed close to curves or near traffic signals, and must not be highly reflective. They are also not allowed to draw electricity from generator sets.