All unauthorised hoardings and digital banners/wall paintings/posters displayed without permission should be removed by December 31.

Failure to act would result in removal by the officials and the expenses incurred would be collected from the violators.

Any neglect in this regard would attract punishment as per the laws.

Hoardings and digital banners shall be put up only after obtaining permission as otherwise it would be treated as unauthorised and illegal, said District Collector Anshul Mishra.

In a press statement issued on Saturday, the Collector said that as per the Municipal Administration Act (G.O No: 47 of 2003) hoardings and digital banners can be installed in Madurai Corporation limits and in the district only after obtaining valid permission.

Same yardstick

The same yardstick applies to those hoardings and digital banners which were displayed temporarily by any individual or group of political outfits.

Any violation would attract punishment and imposition of fines as per the laws.

Following display of many illegal hoardings and digital banners in the city and peripheries, the district administration swung into action and issued warnings. In the event of non-removal before the end of this month, the officials would be forced to evict them. Cases under the Public Properties Disfigurement Act and among others would be registered.

The applicants intending to put up hoardings/digital banners shall apply for permission along with a remittance of Rs 1000 towards the appropriate government account.

In the event of display of such hoardings on a private wall, a no objection certificate from the owner is mandatory.

The sub-division DSP should issue a certificate to this extent.

Drawing or sketch from approved engineer about the display size of the hoarding. Depending on the road width, the hoardings shall be put up by the advertiser.

For instance, in the event of a 100 feet road, the hoarding shall be 24x12 ft.

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