|JMC removes unauthorized advt structures, hoardings|
Early Times Report
JAMMU, July 16: In order to curb the menace of unauthorized advertisements, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has launched an extensive drive against the unauthorized hoardings/structures erected for display within the jurisdiction of JMC.
During the drive that started a few days back, the team constituted for the task have dismantled 12 such unauthorized hoardings/structures which were erected at different places like Panjtirthi, Gandhi Nagar, Trikuta Nagar, BC Road, Tope Sherkhania, Narwal, Sidhra, Roop Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Kunjwani etc. by pressing men and machinery into service. The removed structures were in violation of the provisions of J&K Municipal Corporation Act 2000.
Whereas, as per the J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 no advertisement shall be erected, exhibited, fixed or retained upon or over any land, building, wall, boarding, frame, post or structure or upon any vehicle or shall be displayed in any manner, whatsoever in any place within the municipal area without the written permission of the Commissioner granted in accordance with bye-laws, made under the Act.
Whereas, as per the Advertisement Policy 2010 no person except licensed or registered advertisers or agencies is allowed to undertake the display of advertisement on behalf of others without prior permission of Commissioner.
Whereas the installation of such illegal hoardings / sign boards / posters / banners / bill boards defaces the property, buildings and walls of the city and are also constant threat to pedestrians and traffic safety.