Pune mayor asks PMC to take action against illegal hoardings and beggers

Officials from the anti-encroachment department said that they have chalked out a plan to remove illegal hoardings following instructions from the mayor.

pune Updated: Jan 14, 2018 15:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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After the mayor’s instruction, the additional municipal commissioner ordered all 15 ward offices to start the drive. (HT File Photo)

Pune mayor Mukta Tilak has instructed the civic administration to take action against illegal hoardings and beggers in the city.

Tilak held a meeting with the municipal administration officials and instructed them to take action against illegal hoardings and banners in the city after complaints about hoardings defacing various areas were reported. Tilak has asked the administration to start a drive against beggars as well and shift them to shelter houses.

Tilak met various department heads on Friday and gave clear instructions to start the drive. Officials from the anti-encroachment department said that they have chalked out a plan to remove illegal hoardings following instructions from the mayor.

The anti-encroachment department head, Madhav Jagtap, said, “The administration had given instructions to conduct a drive against illegal banners in the city. We would start the drive on Saturday night and remove all the illegal banners in the city in the next few days.”Jagtap added that instructions have been given to make a list of illegal hoardings in the city.

After the mayor’s instruction, the additional municipal commissioner ordered all 15 ward offices to start the drive.

Beggars at major road signals across the city are a nuisance and hence, the mayor has asked the civic administration to shift them to shelter houses, erected by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).

The mayor has also instructed the civic body to conduct a clean-up drive with the help of health inspectors and remove all debris scattered on the road and on footpaths where road digging works have been completed.

Tilak has also asked administration to check pan stalls across the city and verify whether they have put dustbins around their shops. If they are not following rules, PMC would take action against them.

The same instructions have been given to hawkers and the administration has instructed all hawkers to dispose off their waste in a proper manner or face strict action.

First Published: Jan 14, 2018 15:30 IST