BENGALURU: It’s official now. Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, which had earlier banned advertisement boards, has now revoked its earlier order. One can now apply online to advertise.
According to the press release issued by BBMP Commissioner, the state government has revoked the ban. For any commercial or self advertisement boards, one has to apply online and submit the required documents online on www.bbmp.gov.in. The last date to apply is September 25.
Then BBMP Administrator T M Vijay Bhaskar had recently written to the state government stating that advertisement hoardings were needed for revenue mobilisation. He, however, clarified that the hoardings will be put up in a transparent manner and said that only those who apply online will be permitted.
The move has however drawn flak from BJP members.
A senior member from BJP told Express that a recent report by BBMP additional commissioner Mathai pointed out loopholes in the system and revenue loss due to advertisement hoardings. Blaming the Congress-led BBMP and the Mayor, he said, “When the BJP was in power at the BBMP, the council passed a resolution on complete ban. When that is the case, what was the need for the ban.”