SMC starts removing hoardings in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 12: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday started removing unauthorized hoardings within the municipal limits of summer capital, Srinagar.
SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu said the drive to remove all hoardings has been started from 0800 hrs in the city.
He said unauthorised hoarding about Amarnath yatra too will be removed.
In reply to a tweet which read “I dont want to sound anti.. What about Yatra hoardings all over the city… Is this the another BJP agenda u implementing. Very sad to see these pics”, Mattu, who is also chief spokesperson of Peoples Conference (PC) said “They’re going too. EVERY single unauthorized hoarding – regardless of who has erected it”.
Meanwhile, Additional District Magistrate (ADM), Srinagar, Kuldeep Krishan Sidha has issued an order imposing strict restrictions on putting up any sort of advertisements or signboards on utility poles and street lampposts in the city.
Sidha in the order said that such boards and signs cause adverse effects to the beauty and aesthetics of the city and besides cause hindrances during restoration efforts requiring climbing of these poles.
The order directed for removing all advertisements and signboards as well as banners and posters from all utility poles and lampposts on all streets and roads across the city.
The order warns against any future instances of putting up any kind of signs on poles and lampposts anywhere in the city stressing that business operators or anyone found involved therein would be dealt with strictly under the law.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar has been instructed to ensure strict implementation of the order.