Now, BMC to remove illegal hoardings from inner roads

Days after the High Court rapped BMC for allowing illegal hoardings and posters in the city, the civic body will now move its drive to bylanes and inner arterial roads across the city, said officials.

Following High Court directives, BMC pulled down over 6,050 illegal hoardings before the weekend, with another 990 added by Sunday night."We have removed illegal hoardings from all major areas and roads. There are some areas in the smaller bylanes and near residential areas which we have to focus now. The process to identify and remove these hoardings is on out at ward level, said B M Sathe, Deputy Superitendent, License Department of BMC.

The civic body is also in the process of drafting a policy on the lines of Delhi which has a 'zero tolerance' for illegal hoardings and banners. Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte will soon send a team of civic officials to study how the civic body in Delhi has managed to keep it free of posters.

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