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Punjab to intensify drive against illegal haordings

Posted on Dec 05, 08:04PM | UNI

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today issued directions to all Deputy Commissioners and district authorities to intensify drive against illegal hoardings in the cities and said that any violation of Municipal bylaws would not be tolerated.

Talking to mediapersons after paying obeisance on the 38th anniversary of Sant Tarlok Singh here today, Mr Badal said that the Punjab Government was of the firm view that it was the responsibility of district administration to ensure the implementation of the latest outdoor advertisement policy passed by the State Cabinet in true spirit. They should ensure that no illegal hoarding was allowed in any city.

He said that to give more teeth to the law against illegal hoardings, the Cabinet would soon approve a bill providing for criminal proceedings against persons responsible for erection of illegal hoardings.

Mr Badal said that according to the new advertisement policy, electronic billboards would dot all the cities and illegal hoardings defacing the planned look of city would not be allowed.