Pune News: Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Initiates Removal Of Unauthorized Hoardings

Pune News: Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Initiates Removal Of Unauthorized Hoardings

Pune News: Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Initiates Removal Of Unauthorized Hoardings

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Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has started the process of removing unauthorized advertisement hoardings in the city from today. A total of 5 unauthorized hoardings in the ‘E’ regional office area have been removed. Municipal Commissioner and Administrator Shekhar Singh informed that the remaining unauthorized hoardings in the city will be removed within the next three days.

The Sky Signs and Licensing Department of PCMC has commenced a survey of advertisement hoardings in the city. So far, 24 unauthorized hoardings have been found in the regional offices categorized as A (3), B (5), C (3), D (2), E (5), and F (6), along with an additional 321 hoardings.

A meeting regarding the hoardings in Pimpri Chinchwad was held on Friday, May 17, with municipal officers and hoarding holders. In this meeting, Commissioner Shekhar Singh instructed the hoarding holders to remove unauthorized hoardings within two days and directed officials to proceed with the removal of unauthorized hoardings in their respective regional offices. This action has commenced today.

A total of 5 hoardings, including 2 of size 30×20, 2 of size 40×20, and 1 of size 15×20, were removed during today’s action. Deputy Commissioner Chandrakant Indalkar, Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Khot, Office Superintendent Gyanchand Bhat, License Inspector, laborers, MSF personnel, and municipal security guards were present during this operation.

“Renew hoarding licenses by May 31, 2024, or face action.”

For the year 2024-25, hoarding licenses must be renewed by May 31, 2024, otherwise, the hoardings will be considered unauthorized and will be removed, informed Commissioner Shekhar Singh.

“Instructions to regional officers for re-inspection.”

A meeting was held this morning under the chairmanship of Commissioner Shekhar Singh with the Sky Signs and Licensing Department, city engineers, all regional officers, and executive engineers. During the meeting, he instructed regional officers to survey and re-inspect unauthorized hoardings in their respective wards by Wednesday.

“Appointment of 2 junior structural engineers.”

Instructions have been given to the City Engineer’s office to prepare a sample of the Structural Stability Certificate. Additionally, 2 junior structural engineers will be appointed by PCMC to inspect the sites where hoardings are erected. This will also help in verifying the structural audit certificates of the advertisement hoardings.