Pune : PMC To Take Strict Action To Resolve Illegal Hoardings Issue, Imposes Hefty Fines

Pune : PMC To Take Strict Action To Resolve Illegal Hoardings Issue, Imposes Hefty Fines

Pune : PMC To Take Strict Action To Resolve Illegal Hoardings Issue, Imposes Hefty Fines ( Representational Image )

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Pune, March 26, 2024: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has intensified its action against illegal hoardings within the city aiming at ensuring public safety. Recent actions not only involve the removal of unauthorized hoardings but also emphasize the rigorous collection of fines from the offenders, a move aimed at deterring future violations and bolstering municipal revenue.

The renewed focus on addressing this issue stems from past tragedies, including incidents in Ravet and Mangalwar Peth, where lives were lost due to collapsing hoardings. Reacting to these incidents, the PMC initiated proactive measures against illegal hoardings, resulting in a survey last year and identified 2000 unauthorized hoardings.

As per the new directives, individuals found responsible for erecting illegal hoardings face a substantial penalty of Rs 50,000 per violation. The PMC anticipates generating around Rs. 10 crores in revenue from fines imposed on offending businesses. Notably, the enforcement of penalties, previously overlooked, now receives top priority from the Sky Signs Department of the Municipal Corporation, ensuring swift and efficient recovery processes.

The ongoing survey efforts have already identified 500 illegal hoardings scattered across the city, with a notable concentration in areas such as Wanawadi, Hadapsar, Fursungi, Uruli Devachi, and Nagar road. The municipal administration pledges to take decisive action against each identified violation, further fortifying its commitment to upholding regulations and public safety.

Madhav Jagtap, Deputy Commissioner of the Sky Signs Department at the Municipal Corporation, explained the severity of consequences for offenders, stating, “Action has been taken against those erecting illegal hoardings. Hefty fines will be collected from offenders. Fines have been collected from some agencies and the remaining will be collected soon.” 

With the PMC’s unwavering resolve and systematic enforcement measures, Pune inches closer to eradicating the blight of illegal hoardings, ensuring a safer and more visually appealing urban landscape for its residents and visitors alike.

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