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Remove banners, High Court directs BMC again

The Bombay High Court directed the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to remove illegal banners.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2009 21:48 IST

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to remove illegal banners.

This is the fourth PIL in the last few years urging the court to direct removal of banners from city roads, according to MCGM officials.

The present petition has been filed by one Rupali Jawalkar.

"What is your policy on banners?" asked the court.

To which MCGM's lawyer K K Singhvi said," Our policy is to remove them."

The division bench of Justices J N Patel and V K Tahilramani directed the MCGM to remove banners in the city "in a phased manner" asking superintendent (Licenses) to file a status report on removal efforts in six weeks.

Justice Patel, before passing the order, noted that banners of political parties can be seen even in front of Mantralaya (state secretariat).

"Some of these banners are dangerous, if they fall down, there would be an accident," said Justice Patel.