BANGALORE: Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner M Lakshminarayana has urged members of Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWA) to assist the civic agency in removing illegal flex and banners across the city.
Public participation in the task will help BBMP reduce “visual pollution” in the city, he told reporters on Thursday. “If associations inform us about the location of flexes and banners, we can send our special teams to remove them,” he said.
Referring to the HC directive to remove illegal flexes, banners and hoardings, Lakshminarayana said people had been given time till Thursday to pull down the banners. “From Friday onwards, we will send our special teams, constituted at the zonal level, to remove illegal banners and flexes. They will not only remove them but also file cases under the Karnataka Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act,” he said.
Police will also be roped in during the exercise.
Designated Spots for Posters
The BBMP Commissioner said he will discuss with city MLA Muniratna Naidu the issue of film posters being put up across the city. Naidu is also the president of the Kannada Film Producers’ Association.
“Let them designate 50 locations to put up advertisements related to films. One should not put up posters in places other than the designated spots,” Lakshminarayana insisted.
He also said the BBMP will take up a special drive to remove encroachments on footpaths after August 15.