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Palampur has 5,000 illegal hoardings; MC launches campaign to demolish them

Massive efforts have been made by the Palampur Municipal Corporation to take down unlawful hoardings that have been erected across the tea town.

A crew from the Municipal Corporation will be clearing up hoardings, posters, banners, and flex boards that were put up unlawfully in Palampur and the surrounding areas without the MC’s prior consent as part of this campaign. At the request of Municipal Commissioner Ashish Sharma, the action was performed.

Speaking with The Tribune, Municipal Commissioner Ashish Sharma said that the MC team was removing more than 5,000 unlawful hoardings from various corporate wards. He also said that the campaign will go on next week.

He said that despite many warnings to the defaulters, neither the advertising companies nor the people took down the hoardings. As a result, the MC began removing these and also made the decision to seize the materials, which would thereafter be sold at auction in accordance with the regulations. He declared that no one would be permitted to erect unlawful hoardings inside the town.

“People erect unlawful hoardings in parks, on streetlight poles, and other public areas. The Municipal Commissioner said that this detracts from the aesthetic appeal of the city and costs the local body money.

According to Sharma, the local government has designated many locations around the town and surrounding wards for the installation of private advertising signs. “At the approved locations, individuals may erect hoardings and promotional items upon payment of the applicable charge. Furthermore, he warned that anybody caught erecting unlawful hoardings without the MC’s consent will face consequences.

Sharma went on to say that townpeople have to work together to maintain the city’s safety and beauty.

Content seized and put up for sale

MC Commissioner Ashish Sharma said that MC employees were removing more than 5,000 unlawful hoardings from various corporation wards.
The hoardings were not taken down by the advertising firms or the people, even after many warnings to defaulters.
As a result, the MC began to remove these and also made the decision to seize the materials, which would then be sold at auction in accordance with the regulations.
At the approved locations, people may erect hoardings and promotional items by paying the required cost; those who do not comply will face consequences.

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