Mangalore, July 13: The Mangalore City Corporation carried out a drive to remove all the illegal hoardings, cut outs and banners at Airport road on Thursday.
The illegal hoardings were removed from the roads between Yeyyadi and Mary Hill. As many as six hoardings that are put up in gross violation of civic sense and also the civic law were removed.
A team of MCC officials comprising of Joint Commissioner K. Srikanth Rao and Assistant Revenue Officer Praveen Chandra Karkera carried out the drive. The drive will be extended to other parts of the city too.
In a press release MCC Commissioner Dr K Harish Kumar has warned strict action against those who were putting up banners atop buildings and on the electric poles. He has also warned of action against those who put up posters on compound walls.
He said in spite of the repeated warning, those who put the hoardings illegally have failed to remove it. Many a times, organisations and agencies are involved in sticking the handouts on either side of the road and on electric poles, thus disfiguring the roadside and electric pole. He said that a notice will be issued to all those who had erected hoardings illegally in the city and a case will be filed under Prevention of Disfigurement Act. The removal of illegal hoardings, banners will be a continuous drive, he added.