March 25, 2009 2:10:33 am
In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls,the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to take strong action against those who deface the city by putting up political banners and flexboards across the city without permissions.
The decision to take action against illegal banners was taken on Tuesday at a meeting held by Municipal Commissioner Praveensinh Pardeshi.
Additional Municipal Commissioners Machhindranath Devnikar and Umakant Dangat were present for the meeting.
During the meeting,Pardeshi directed the civic officials to remove such illegally put up banners and posters.
He also directed them to take action as per the Maharashtra Prevention of Defacement Property Act 1995,against the illegal advertisement painting done on the exterior wall of the private as well as government owned properties. He also directed the ward officers to take a lead in heading such drives and also asked to seek police help in such actions.
Such action was taken against those who have defaced the exterior wall of Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park at Katraj. In this,Mane Jewellers,Aryan School in Balajinagar,Ajinkya Classes and Computer Institute and Holiday Funkey have been booked as per the Act.
Meanwhile,the civic body has also lodged two separate complaints against two contractors working for two telecom companies including Tata Indicom and Airtel. The contractors were booked for digging up the roads without seeking permission from PMC. The equipment of these contractors was confiscated.
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