hoardings-2In response to a PIL filed by city resident against the rise of illegal hoardings, Mumbai High Court had directed BMC to take appropriate and strict action ordering them to conduct a survey of the same. Here is an update on what is the current status of BMC’s action on the high court orders. The Mumbai High Court pulled up Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai for allowing hoardings to blight the city’s skyline in blatant violation of its own guidelines. The order came in wake of a PIL filed by a city resident, Anita Pandole against the illegal hoardings. This case has brought to light the alleged corruption prevailing within the corporation. After receiving a deadline of one month from the High court, BMC is in full preparation of the survey to be done. Also, when quested about the introduction of a new hoarding policy, the Additional Commissioner stated that the new policy was already in place and implemented. Shockingly, the proposal of the new policy has now been put forth in the Standing Committee meet. It is only the Additional commissioner who can justify the fact that when a policy was in fact pending in the Standing committee, how is he saying that it has been already implemented. The situation today is such that now the Mayor herself is thinking of going against the policy in the High Court. Looks like in this nexus of the hoarding mafia and officials neither the corporation nor the local leaders want to take action against the offenders to keep having their share of pie. Bureau report – NMTV.


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