HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) received a shot in the arm over the illegal hoardings with Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) K T Rama Rao directing the GHMC Commissioner, B Janardhan Reddy, to remove all unauthorised hoardings, flexis, banners and posters, including those belonging to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), in the city with immediate effect.
He also directed the GHMC to register criminal cases against those who put illegal hoardings, posters and banners. As per the directions of the minister, GHMC commissioner directed the officials concerned to launch a massive drive against the unauthorised hoardings with immediate effect.
To make Hyderabad a beautiful city, there should not be any illegal hoardings, flexies, banners or posters erected or pasted in the city. And if authorities find illegal hoardings, flexies, banners or posters of political parties including those belonging to ruling TRS should be removed under Public Places Disfigurement Act, the minister said.
On daily basis, zonal commissioners and deputy commissioners should remove posters and banners put up by the political leaders. Because of unauthorised hoardings, flexies, banners and posters, several accidents were taking place. The accidents are bound to increase during the ensuing rainy season, the minister reasoned.
Minister also directed the officials to remove flexies, banners and posters being put up on medians, private and public properties by individuals and organisations.