Patna: The Bankipore circle of Patna Municipal Corporation started a drive against illegal banners and hoardings on Thursday.
The officials of the Bankipore circle, who admitted that the drive was resumed after a long time, claimed that hoardings and banners of around 50 institutions that dotted the roads were removed on the occasion. The city manager of the Bankipore circle, Sanjay Kumar, said illegal banners and hoardings put up by coaching institutions on the road from Naya Tola to Bhikhna Pahari stretch was removed.
He said illegal banners and hoardings were put in such a way that commuters had difficulty in walking as the hoardings had narrowed the road. Sanjay said PMC’s own task force comprising supervisors and labourers who had been given uniforms, were used in the drive for removing illegal hoardings and banners.
“The whole drive was conducted within half an hour,” he said, adding that cops were not provided to them even after they had requested to the local police station.
“The district magistrate and city superintendent of police had earlier issued a joint directive in which they had directed to remove illegal hoardings and banners, apart from removing sand and construction material from road and other types of encroachments while conducting a drive from April 26 to May 25. Today’s drive was conducted according to the joint order from the DM and the SP,” he said.
According to officials of the Bankipore circle, in the coming days, more drives would be conducted in other areas. Sanjay also talked about introduction of mechanical sweeping to control dust on roads by his circle. “We have hired jetting machine of private agency for road washing. The jetting machine is put to use during the night. We have used the machine on Rajendra Nagar Road and in some other areas,” he said.
Courtesy: The Telegraph