Monday, March 20, 2023

Administration embarks on drive against illegal hoardings, and cutouts at Sakchi


Jamshedpur : The district administration on Friday started an intensive drive against illegal hoardings in the city, citing distraction to motorists and obstruction to pedestrians using footpaths.

The nearly four-hour long drive which began since afternoon at Sakchi market, saw over five huge hoardings fixed on metallic support alongside Kalimati Road and Straight Mile Road being dismantled using gas cutters by Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) staff amidst security by Sakchi police.

“Besides posing danger to the public, these hoardings are hung without the permission or knowledge of JNAC. The city had many huge hoardings of every sort a range of organisation, from residential associations to NGOs. Three years down the line, the number of flexes had only increased. “We have removed hoardings from traffic junctions and footpaths. The drive will continue until we get all the hoardings removed,” said an official.

“We have identified nearly 50 such hoardings in commercial hubs across cities along important roads and all these will be pulled up soon,” said JNAC special officer, Sanjay Kumar Pandey. The special officer said that on each day a specific locations would be identified and operation carry out to remove all illegal hoardings.

“The drive will continue. Today we have removed small sized hoardings and in the next few days we would be pressing into service JCB excavator to pull down the big-sized banners and hoardings placed on the roads approaching the roundabouts,” said JNAC official.

By removing the illegal hoardings and banners, JNAC is warning that those who put up these banners will have to face the legal action, he said.

Officials said relocation of such hoardings has also been prohibited. This action has been taken to curb the mushroom growth of signboards and hoardings which have ruined the face of the city and cause difficulty in visuals along roads.

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