PSCDCL has promised to ensure a revenue of Rs 70 crore for the PMC and Rs 20 crore for the PMPML from the advertising permissions, while the PMC has said it could generate more than Rs 100 crore from it.
“The latest communication was sent just last month. The PMC had pointed out that the hoardings will have to be pulled down as per the directions of the Bombay High Court (for all illegal hoardings),” he said.
The state government has allowed its various departments to spend 0.5 per cent of their total budget to implement the e-governance programme to digitise their operations and on the same lines, they are now allowed to spend 0.5 per cent of the budget to implement the tree plantation programme.
Some traders at Sinhagad Road, Satara Road, Kothrud, Vadgaonsheri, Hadapsar and central parts of the city closed their shops after they learnt about action being taken for possession of plastic used as packaging material.