After Diwali, BMC takes down 1.5K illegal banners, including 552 in G-North

by Web Desk | Published: 21 Nov 2022

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During and after Diwali, the BMC dismantled 1,500 unlawful hoardings from various parts of the city, 552 of which came from the G-North ward, which includes Mahim, Dadar, and Dharavi. Teams from the licencing department that inspect each ward in their respective areas on a regular basis consistently take down illegal banners and hoardings. All 24 administrative wards of the city saw several unauthorised banners and posters in October. Top sites and some of the busiest areas of the city, including Dadar, Andheri, and Kandivali, saw the greatest percentage of unlawful hoardings.
"Dadar and Mahim regions have considerable political activity. During the Shiv Sena's Dusshera demonstration, a sizable number of hoardings, banners, and flags could be seen in the Dadar neighbourhood. Several days later, the hoardings were taken down, according to a G North ward officer. Byculla and Govandi had the fewest banners taken down. Several years ago, illegal hoardings placed at traffic intersections have defaced the city. The state government has recently been instructed by the Bombay High Court (HC) to implement the recommendations made by the nodal committee to address this threat. The BMC Act should be changed to include provisions for harsher penalties, according to the HC.
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