STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: To curb the menace of unauthorised advertisements, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Tuesday launched an extensive drive against the unauthorised hoardings and structures erected to display advertisements within the jurisdiction of Jammu Municipal Corporation. The JMC team dismantled about 12 unauthorised hoardings and structures, which were erected at different places like Panjtirthi, Gandhi Nagar, Trikuta Nagar, B C Road, Toph Sherkhania, Narwal, Sidhra, Roop Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Kunjwani etc by pressing men and machinery into the service. “No advertisement shall be erected, exhibited, fixed or retained upon or over any land, building, wall, boarding, frame, post or structure or vehicle or shall be displayed in any manner, within the municipal area without the written permission of Commissioner JMC granted in accordance with bye-laws, made under the J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000,” a JMC official said. “The installation of such illegal hoardings, sign boards, posters, banners and bill boards defaces property, buildings and walls of the city and are also constant threat to pedestrians and traffic safety,” he said. The Jammu Municipal Corporation appealed to all those who have erected, exhibited, fixed unauthorised advertisements either on their private buildings / public spaces to remove and dismount all such advertisements and structures forthwith, failing which the same shall be removed at the risk, cost and responsibility of violators and penal action as per provisions of J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 shall be initiated against them.
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