Ludhiana: Failed to remove illegal hoardings which violate the set norms, the authorities have now turned a blind eye to the unipoles and structures for ‘illegal’ hoardings installed overnight in the private plots at Pakhowal Road and other areas of the city. Despite the strict instructions of Punjab and Haryana High Court and in the absence of government policy for outdoor advertisement the Municipal Corporation and Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) failed to remove the illegal hoardings installed on the outskirts of the city. The functioning of authorities now comes under scanner as the structures for illegal hoardings were installed overnight in the private plots at Pakhowal Road, and near Passi Chowk. The work for installing structures for illegal hoardings is still under process but no action has been taken so far.
Interestingly, no person and no advertisement company claim the ownership of illegal hoardings but the advertisement mafia is earning huge from the hoardings. Moreover, the illegal hoardings installed on roads also invites road accidents as the attention of driver is diverted due to hoardings installed on national highway. Earlier, when the Daily Post has raised the issue of illegal hoardings Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has issued notices to the owner of establishments where the illegal hoardings were installed. However no action was taken against the unclaimed hoardings despite the complaint was lodged on the online portal of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal by city resident Kuldeep Singh Khaira.
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