BBMP to HC: 1565 hoarding structures removed, 86 left

The BBMP on Friday submitted to the Karnataka High Court that 1565 hoardings structures have been removed so far and 86 such structures are left to be removed.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari was hearing a PIL seeking directions to remove illegal flexes and hoardings in the city.

In the affidavit submitted by BBMP , it has stated that it has received 704 objections and suggestions from the public with regard to the BBMP Outdoor Signage and Public Messaging Bye-laws for which it has sought for objections from the public. The BBMP submitted to the Karnataka High Court that 1565 hoardings structures have been removed so far and 86 such structures are left to be removed.

The BBMP has also submitted that the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) has examined the samples submitted by advertising agencies for displaying at bus shelters and skywalks. After examining, CIPET has certified that the samples provided are of a thermoplastic material which is recyclable and is PVC free. 

However, the court sought to know if it is biodegradable in nature.

BBMP also submitted that it had conducted a survey of the advertisements that are put up at bus shelters and skywalks and found that the material used by the said advertising agencies are not flex or plastic. It has also stated that the BBMP officers are continuously monitoring the issues raised in these matters to ensure that no flex or plastic is used by the advertising agencies.

The court also orally observed that BBMP has to expedite the process of removal of hoarding structures in the city.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case to November 3.

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