BANGALORE: The High Court on Monday came down on BBMP for not taking action against the illegal flex boards and banners in the city.
Justice Venugopal Gowda was hearing the petition filed by an advertisement firm challenging BBMP’s decision of non-renewal of the permission to display its hoardings. During the hearing, the BBMP submitted the action taken report against the illegal hoardings. However, the court seemed less impressed.
The court questioned BBMP’s action and observed that it is into publicity gimmick than discharging its duty.
Pointing at the non-implementation of law, the court observed, “The law exists since 30 years, but there is no implementation. You act only when there is a public outcry, then resort to silence.”
The hearing was adjourned after Additional Advocate General (AAG) A S Ponanna sought more time stating that a proposal to constitute a committee to prepare a draft rules has been sent to the government.
Stating that the proposal will be placed before the Chief Minister and the Urban Development Minister, the AAG sought six months to prepare rules and ensure that they will approved by the Assembly and the Council.