PCMC demolishes 600 unauthorised hoardingsNews — By The Desk on October 31, 2011 at 12:37 PM
Times of India: Nearly 600 unauthorised hoardings, banners and boards that mushroomed in Pimpri-Chinchwad, were removed by the civic administration in the last five days.
Prakash Kadam, additional commissioner, PCMC, said, “The PCMC conducted a major drive on Monday and Tuesday to remove the hoardings.”
Most of these hoardings and banners were festival greetings put up on the occasion of Diwali. Others were put up by political aspirants and other individuals, in a run up to the municipal elections which will be held early next year.
The civic administration has appealed citizens not to put up such boards, banners or hoardings.
No advertisements should be displayed on streetlight poles.
The licence and skysigns department of the PCMC does not give licences to put up such hoardings, and legal action can be taken against those who put up such boards, Kadam said.
The civic administration has also issued a warning that fines will be imposed on individuals putting up unauthorised hoardings under provisions of the Maharashtra Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 1995.