A day more to submit suggestions for BBMP's ad policy

A day more to submit suggestions for BBMP's ad policy

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The deadline for submitting suggestions and reviews by the public for the draft ‘Outdoor Signage and Public Messaging Bylaw-2018’ has been extended by a day to Thursday.

“As it is a government holiday on Wednesday, we have extended the deadline until Thursday. All suggestions received until 5.30 pm will be considered,” said a senior BBMP official who did not wish to be named.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had published the draft bylaws on its website (http://bbmp.gov.in) on September 29 after a council meeting passed them on August 28. After receiving the Urban Development Department's approval, the civic body asked the public to provide their suggestions by October 24, 2018.

“We have received 70 submissions through letters and five through e-mail. We are yet to open them. We will go through them after the deadline. We will certainly include the suggestions if they are convincing,” he said.

The draft bylaws were prepared after the Karnataka High Court pulled up the civic body for the ad hoardings across the city.