PUNE: A group of elected members in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) have appealed to the civic administration to file a caveat in the court in the illegal hoardings case. A proposal regarding it has been tabled before the law committee of PMC.

“Those hoardings, which are not put up in accordance with 2003 advertising policy norms, are deemed to be considered as illegal. The Bombay high court has given order to demolish such hoardings. But even after the court orders many illegal hoardings are placed in the city. Some PMC officials have wrongfully given permissions to set up hoardings or safeguard illegal hoardings. The advertisers are likely to raise the issue in court. They may demand stoppage of action against illegal hoardings. The civic body should file a caveat to prevent this from happening,” stated the proposal.

“We must make sure that action against the illegal hoardings does not get affected due to the legal matters. These illegal hoardings should be demolished and those, who are setting them up should be punished. Our proposal aims at helping PMC to take strict action against the law offenders,“ said Bala Ostwal, a corporator of PMC, who has tabled the proposal.

He said that the proposal was tabled before the committee earlier this week. Decision on it could not be taken to lack of quorum. The issue will be debated in the next meeting in around a fortnight’s time.



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