MC has another month to remove hoardings

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Dec 06, 2014 16:15 IST

The civic body has got more time to remove unauthorised advertisement boards from the city, as the Punjab and Haryana high court will be hearing the case on January 2.

The municipal corporation (MC) submitted the status report before the court regarding the installation of unauthorised hoardings, which have been defacing the city, on Friday.

A team of the MC under the supervision of assistant commissioner Satwant Singh was also present in the court.

The MC has heaved a sigh of relief after getting a month for the removal of illegal hoardings. MC tehbazari wing superintendent Neeraj Jain said, “We will ensure that the directions of the high court are followed.”

MC advertisement wing superintendent Harvinder Singh said, “Meetings will be organised with market associations to create awareness about the norms of advertisement policy.”

Advertisement wing chief Rishipal Singh said, “We will not allow anybody to install illegal hoardings. Drives against such practices will continue.”

Earlier, the court had ruled that if illegal advertisement boards are not removed, a court commissioner would be appointed to inspect the city, and in case the report reveals infractions, the officers concerned would be held responsible.

After that, MC commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agarwal had directed the officials concerned to get the illegal hoarding and banners removed.

The MC officials say that the court had called the officials from the other cities of Punjab and Haryana for hearing on Friday

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