The South Municipal Corporation will launch a drive against illegal hoardings and wall defacements soon. The move comes after a weekly review meeting of municipal corporation commissioners with Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung.
“The L-G pointed out that measures needed to be taken for the making the city more beautiful,” South corporation spokesperson Mukesh Yadav said.
Offenders will be fined up to Rs 50,000 and/or a year in jail under provisions of the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007, he said.
The Act states that defacement includes “impairing or interfering with the appearance or beauty, damaging, disfiguring, spoiling or injuring in any way whatsoever.”
This means that posters, writings on the wall, banners and hoardings will come under the scanner of the South corporation.
The corporation also said action will be taken against the companies as well as the advertisers for defacement of set structures, property or walls. “We have seen that companies hide behind advertisers. But now, action will be taken against both,” Yadav said. The order against defacement is expected to be passed next week.