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Cleanup ops: 84,000 hoardings in 3 months

Bringing cheer to citizens’ groups who are fighting illegal political hoardings defacing the city,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said it has removed 84,000 illegal hoardings in Mumbai since January.

Bringing cheer to citizens’ groups who are fighting illegal political hoardings defacing the city,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said it has removed 84,000 illegal hoardings in Mumbai since January. The removal of hoardings has gathered momentum after the model code came into effect.

Over 300 BMC employees,including contract labourers,joined hands with the police force to clear political hoardings from the city’s 24 wards.

Civic officials said they were forced to come down heavily on hoardings after getting directives from the Election Commission. According to them,no political hoardings will be allowed on public roads,footpaths or any government premises.

Meanwhile,citizens’ groups called for a long-term solution. “The action came only after the EC directive. Election or no election,we don’t need posters of leaders plastered across the city,” said activist Vidya Vaidya.

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First published on: 30-03-2009 at 01:37:33 am
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