Mangaluru, April 20, 2015 : Staff of Mangaluru City Corporation on Sunday razed unauthorised hoardings across the city and they plan to continue the drive on Monday too.
The corporation council in its recent meeting had resolved to bring down unauthorised hoardings on the grounds that they not only defaced the city but also caused huge revenue loss to the civic body. Regularisation of such hoardings was opposed by many councillors during the meeting.
Deputy Commissioner (Administration) Gokuldas Nayak told The Hindu that 19 hoardings were identified as unauthorised and 20 as those obstructing movement of vehicles/ pedestrians on roads and pavements.
During Sunday’s operation, 16 hoardings had been brought down, Mr. Nayak said.
The area of operation included Lalbagh, Bejai, Kadri, Mallikatte, Padavu, Airport Road and Vamanjoor.
The operation, started in the morning, lasted till evening. Earth movers and other equipment were used to bring down the hoardings.
Mr. Nayak said that some of those who had erected unauthorised hoardings have come forward to remove them immediately. If they are not removed, the corporation would do it in the coming days. Meanwhile, the operation would continue against other hoardings, he added.
To a question about regularising unauthorised hoardings, Mr. Nayak said the council has to take a decision.
Courtesy: The Hindu