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GMC campaign against illegal hoardings

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, Feb 29 - The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) initiated an eviction campaign against illegal hoardings and banners across different parts of the city today.

The move came after the GMC had blacklisted several advertising firms over non-payment of advertisement tax for the financial year 2018-19.

A source in the GMC said the drive was carried out at Gauhati Club, Fatasil Ambari, Sarab-bhatti and Bhangagarh. A team of GMC officials also took stock of the situation in the GS Road and removed illegal hoardings.

The team removed seven hoardings. All these hoardings were put up without the permission of GMC.

In a statement, GMC Commissioner Debeswar Malakar urged the advertising agencies to pay their dues within five days time. He said stringent action will be taken soon if dues are not paid. These firms would be barred from carrying out any sort of advertisements in Guwahati.

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