GUWAHATI, July 28 � The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has removed hundreds of unauthorized hoardings and banners put up by various business establishments, coaching centres and even political organisations in the city.
In the last few weeks, the Corporation has launched simultaneous drives across the capital city and even issued warning to a number of establishments not to indulge in such activities.
Sources in the Corporation informed that although it has been carrying our drives from time to time, the problem keeps on cropping up.
�Most of the unauthorized hoardings, banners and kiosks were put up during the Bihu and other festivities. Most of the banners belonging to coaching centres and educational institutions were put up during the latest admission season,� the sources pointed out, adding, �Such activities have become a recurring source of headache for the Corporation�.
�The drive will be intensified this time and the Corporation is contemplating to book the violators as per the law. We have issued warning a number of times but that does not seem to work at all,� an official of the Corporation stated.
He further informed that the enforcement wing of the Corporation has also been asked to increase the frequency of the field visits, especially on the GS Road, RG Baruah Road and the GNB Road, besides market places like Fancy Bazar, Paltan Bazar and Ganeshguri areas.
Unauthorised hoardings and banners, especially over the foothpaths have been a cause of a serious civic problem, especially when it comes to disrupting the norms of electrification.
�We, by now, have identified a number of areas where rampant violation takes place and appropriate action will be taken as per law,� Corporation sources added.