SAMBALPUR: The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to put up 92 hoardings for advertisement across the city to earn more revenue. Informing this, Deputy Commissioner of SMC Sudhansu Kumar Bhoi said people or agencies who will use the hoardings for displaying their advertisements will directly pay the SMC.
He said the SMC has a potential to earn around Rs one crore from advertisement hoardings only. However, the SMC has failed to generate more revenue in the absence of own hoardings, he said. The SMC has earned a revenue of around Rs 25 lakh from the billboard in the last fiscal year. They are optimistic of achieving the target of Rs 1 crore after installation of their own billboards, Bhoi said.
This apart, the civic body has also decided to regulate installation of hoardings atop buildings across the city. There are many people who have illegally installed hoardings atop their buildings and leased them out to private parties.