Silchar, July 8: The Silchar Municipal Board has taken up a drive to remove, unauthorised hoardings and banners across the town since these posters and banners gives ugly look to the town.
According to authorities at the Silchar Civic Board, such banners and hoardings obstruct proper lighting of roads.
Executive Officer of the Civic Board JR Lalsim informed that on June 24 this year, notice was issued for removal of temporary polythene roof and extra tables from market areas with immediate effect and copies of the notice were marked to market committees and merchants associations. Since no action initiated for removal SMB swing into action. This drive would continue, the Executive Officer added.
As a part of the drive, temporary polythene roof of Fatak Bazar have been removed as these polythene because the polythene covers obstruct sunlight entering the market, obstruct electricity at night making the bazar look dark during day and night and such structures were taken off as a preventive measure to avoid fire incident as market areas are prone to fire incident.
"Due to COVID 19 pandemic, it is mandatory to maintain social distancing but in Fatak bazar people install tables for display of sale items on the road and drain obstructing free movement of market goers and pedestrians. Social distancing could not be maintained due to such congestion. This operation will continue for all municipal markets," the Executive Officer maintained.