Delhi Urban Development Minister A.K. Walia on Tuesday underlined the need for concerted efforts to showcase a clean and better Delhi during the upcoming Games as a large number of foreigners, sportsman, sports officials and visitors from across the country would be visiting the city.

At a meeting here called to review enforcement of the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007, he called upon the agencies concerned to intensify their drive against defacement of properties in view of the Games and directed them to create awareness about the penalty clauses of the Act.

The MCD has removed 6,925 political boards, 2,967 religious boards, 16,023 posters and flags, 10,459 banners, 5,251 sunpacks/iron plates, 2,878 hoardings, 18 vinyl sheets and 2,792 iron structures between January 1, 2009, to March 31, 2010. It has initiated prosecution in 960 cases. The maximum number of FIRs was registered in South Zone followed by Shahdara (South) Zone during February this year.

According to the Delhi Police, 200 cases were registered during November, 2009, to March, 2010, and 159 people were arrested.

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