Jamshedpur : If every thing goes as planned the city would soon get rid of menace of illegal hoardings and cutouts at roundabouts and major roads.
Local civic body, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) is gearing up to start major exercise from February second week against putting up of illegal hoardings and cutouts at public places by political leaders, social organisations and other private bodies.
Taking a firm step in this regard, the JNAC special officer, Dipak Sahay has written a letter to Tata Steel and East Singhbhum senior superintendent of police Amol V. Homkar asking for identification of hoardings which has been slotted by them on different roundabouts and roads in city.
JNAC special officer said that after getting list of hoardings slots from Tata Steel and police department they will start the drive against illegal hoardings.
“JNAC has around 25 hoarding slots in the city however we do not have idea about the number of legal hoardings of Tata Steel and police department in the city.
After getting the list from them we would be in a position to distinguish between illegal hoardings and legal ones which would make our task easier in removing the illegal ones and levying fines against offenders,” the special officer said.
JNAC following directive from the East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal had carried out a drive against illegal hoardings and banners put up near important roundabouts on January 6 near Sakchi, Sitaramdera and MGM roundabouts and also inside Sakchi market.
However, within weeks of the drive the situation is back to square one with hoardings and banners again sprouting near roundabouts.
“Besides posing danger to the public, these hoardings are hung without the permission or knowledge of JNAC.
The city had many huge hoardings of every sort a range of organisation, from residential associations to NGOs.
Three years down the line, the number of flexes had only increased. The drive will continue until we get all the hoardings removed,” said an official.
By removing the illegal hoardings and banners, JNAC is warning that those who put up these banners will have to face the legal action, he said.