Rs 1 lakh fine, FIRs for putting up political posters in Noida’s GB Nagar
The Noida district election officer has directed authorities to remove all advertisements related to political parties or government schemes such as toilets, skywalks, public spaces and roadsides with immediate effect after the model code of conduct came into effect on Sunday.Updated: Mar 12, 2019 08:14 IST
The Noida authority on Monday said it has decided to file an FIR and impose Rs 1 lakh fine on those who put up political hoardings, banners or posters across the city in violation of the model code of conduct.
The district election officer has directed the Noida authority, the Greater Noida authority and the Yamuna Expressway authority to remove all advertisements related to political parties or government schemes such as toilets, skywalks, public spaces and roadsides with immediate effect after the model code of conduct came into effect on Sunday.
The Gautam Budh Nagar district will go to polls on April 11, 2019. On Monday, the Noida authority as well as the Greater Noida authority lodged FIRs against 16 individuals for advertising political matter across the district.
All government agencies, including the district administration, the Noida authority, the Greater Noida authority and the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida) have launched a crackdown against the advertisement hoardings in their respective areas.
The Noida authority has directed the staff to conduct detailed inspections on all arterial and internal roads and remove all kinds of illegal advertisements, particularly political ones.
Before the announcement of model code of conduct on March 10, city roads were full of such hoardings.
In Noida and Greater Noida’s Dadri area, authorities, between from March 10 evening to March 11 evening, have removed a total of 2,538 advertisements that included banners, posters and wall writings. The staff from the two authorities are out on the streets looking for advertisements and removing them with the help of cranes.
“We have decided to file a first information report against those who are still putting up posters or banners across the city. We will also impose a fine of Rs 1 lakh against those whose advertisements are found in the city,” Rajeev Tyagi, general manager of the Noida authority, said.
On Monday, the Noida authority staff removed advertisements from Gijhod Road, Sector 39-49 road, intersection of Sector 41/49, Master Plan-3 road, Salarpur, Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera Road, Sector 37, Golf Course Road and Sector 37 intersection, among some other places.
“We have deployed the staff of civil as well as the horticulture department on the job in all villages and sectors. We aim to remove all advertisements at the earliest. Now, if any new advertisement is found along city roads, then we will immediately file FIRs and also impose a fine on the culprit(s),” Tyagi said.