Punjab

No check on illegal political hoardings

Dilbag Singh | January 23, 2020 02:05 PM

 

NAKODAR  Illegal political hoardings galore in Nakodar,Shahkot and Nurmahal towns and along the Kapurthala -Nakodar –Nurmahal – Phillaur road .This is despite the Punjab chief secretary’s directions to all deputy commissioners to remove such hoarding.

Chief Secretary SC Aggarwal on August 19, 2011 had written to deputy commissioners that political hoarding violating the provision of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 and directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and should be removed.

The Punjab and Haryana High court had repeatedly directed concerned authorities to remove political hoardings but of no avail.

Nakodar municipal committee’s rent, tehbazari and advertisement department employees said that committee has no permanent solution to stop political hoardings adding that occasionally hoardings are removed and violators are fined .But after sometimes hoardings are put again.

Political observers said that when chief minister himself is seen in such hoardings propagating his achievements how can one expect from government officials to remove political hoardings.

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