Your front page report “Will Mumbai be free from illegal, Hoardings” (February 27) clearly shows that Mumbai Municipal Corporation is still struggling to deal with illegally erected hoardings. There were numerous illegal hoardings and display boards in the city and its monitoring is not an easy job. It is nice that the Bombay High Court had ordered political parties and leaders to pay up penalties according to their status in organisations of their choice. BMC will have to act tough against those responsible for illegal hoardings that have been displayed in different parts of the city. Those who erect illegal hoardings have to be fined as much as the fee prescribed for a legal billboard and the hoarding should also be pulled down. The civic body must look forward for revised draft advertisement policy to deal with the situation.
Vinod C. Dixit
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