BBMP pulls down most of the flexes, all set to face HC

BBMP pulls down most of the flexes, all set to face HC

 Ahead of the deadline set by the high court, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has removed most of the unauthorised flexes in the city.

The court had set a deadline for Friday. This set the civic body in motion which removed close to 9,106 flex and banners.

BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said 3,925 hoardings have been identified and two cases have been booked with the police. Also, the Palike has received 340 applications from various advertisers for renewal. But they will not be granted permission, he said.

The advertisements on metro pillars have been removed as the court order applies to this also.

“We have completely removed the unauthorised flex and banners in the city. Even metro pillars cannot have advertisements,” said Prasad.

The civic body recently passed a resolution where it has brought in a new ‘BBMP Outdoor Signage and Public Messaging Bylaws, 2018’ where commercial flexes are completely banned.

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