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Citizens of Pune city have come together to make Pune hoardings free

Mrunal Jadhav

Pune: Though the action against removing the illegal hoarding is conducted by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) from time to time, the number of new hoardings is still increasing so much that the residents have now started complaining about the hoardings to PMC as these are defacing the beauty of Pune city. 

After receiving complaints from the residents of Bavdhan, Undri, NIBM road, Kondhwa, Wagholi, Aundh, Kharadi, Kalyani Nagar, Baner and Balewadi about the hoardings, PMC removes them but yet another hoarding gets erected within a few days. Fed up with this vicious circle, residents are now demanding that a high fine be imposed on people erecting the hoardings. 

Residents Association in Pune Must Report about illegal hoardings

Speaking about the same, Dushyant Bhatia, president of Bavdhan Citizen Forum said, “We request PMC to take off the hoardings. We have sent  complaints on whatsapp along with photographs. The authorities should work on it. The PMC department removes the hoardings but they get placed very soon. High fines must be imposed on people who put up such hoardings.”

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Sheila Christian, member of the Kalyani Nagar Mohalla Committee said, “We complained many times about the hoardings to PMC. The authorities should not allow the illegal hoardings to be erected.  We have ward offices here. When we complained to the Sky and Sign department in the ward office, no one took the issue seriously. So to get rid of it, we ask the residents to raise the issues of the hoardings.” 

PPCR’s Unique Initiative

Fed up of inadequate actions taken by the PMC authorities, Pune Platform for Collaborative Response Foundation (PPCR) has appealed to all the housing societies, committees, associations, and residents, to write to them about the removal of illegal hoardings and flex mushrooming across the city. The details can be mailed to ppcr.pune@gmail.com or on 70301-52828. 
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Pune Pulse tried contacting Madhav Jagtap, Chief of Sky and Sign Department of PMC regarding the issue rise in number of unauthorised hoardings, pollboards, posters, but he remained unavailable.   

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