Bhubaneswar: To spare the skyline of the capital city from being invaded by illegal hoardings, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to tighten the norms for putting up hoardings.
According to sources, prior permission should have to be obtained from BMC for putting up hoardings inside the city.
In an all-party meeting held by BMC on beautification of Bhubaneswar city, it was decided that all the existing hoarding on road medians and roadside will be removed within one week. Moreover, it was also decided that no hoardings can be put up without permission in areas within the Bhubaneswar smart city which have been identified as no-hoarding zones.
“It has been decided that no hoardings will be allowed in banned areas,” said Bhubaneswar (North) MLA, Priyadarshi Mishra.
“A squad will be set up to ensure that no hoardings and other forms of advertisements are allowed in restricted areas. Moreover, in other areas like traffic junctions, hoardings will be removed on road safety grounds. Similarly, not more than one hoarding will be allowed on electricity poles,” said BMC Deputy Commissioner, Srimant Mishra.