With just three days left to submit the status report of illegal hoardings to the Punjab and Haryana high court, the Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) removed around 390 illegal hoardings on Tuesday.
Six teams were deputed in different parts of the city to remove the illegal hoardings. The teams were deputed on Chandigarh Road to Samrala Chowk, Jalandhar Bypass to Dholwal Chowk, Vishkarma Chowk to Gill Road, Jagraon Bridge to Ferozepur Road, Hambran Road to Fountain Chowk and Mall Road to bus stand.
The teams have removed 390 illegal hoardings which include 70 from zone A, 50 from zone B, 150 from zone C, and 120 from zone D.
All illegal hoardings have been removed from Jalandhar Bypass to Zone A office and from Samrala Chowk to Octoria Post.
Additional commissioner Rishi Pal Singh and assistant commissioner Satwant Singh MC told the media that they have started the drive to remove illegal hoardings and their teams were trying to remove all illegal hoardings in the city before December 5.
“We have also conducted an advertisement regulatory committee meeting in which we formed a committee that will handle the hoardings at Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Bus Terminal and railway station.
We have also informed the public in advance through advertisements, public notices to remove illegal hoardings otherwise we will remove them. We have given enough time to the public and now we will not let any illegal hoarding exhibit on roadsides,” Satwant Singh said.
When enquired that if anybody again displays hoardings than what action will be taken against the violator, Satwant replied that whatever action was required we would take against the violator.
City resident Ashok Singla said, “From the past several years political, religious posters and banners are displayed in various areas of the city. The MC has finally woken up to remove these hoardings. The illegal hoardings at bus stand distract commuters and several accidents have taken place in the past so there is an urgent need to remove them.”