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Updated: September 24, 2013 00:30 IST

Is there any road free from hoardings, banners: HC

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The High Court observed that road accidents do occur due to distraction of drivers’ attention because of certain colourful banners and hoardings. — File photo: K. Murali Kumar
The High Court observed that road accidents do occur due to distraction of drivers’ attention because of certain colourful banners and hoardings. — File photo: K. Murali Kumar

BBMP ineffective in implementing its order, court says

Is there any road that is free from hoardings and banners in the city? The Karnataka High Court posed this question to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday.

“Not even one road is clear. There is debris on footpaths added to these banners and hoardings. Some of these posters are very ugly…” a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.H. Waghela and Justice B.V. Nagarathna made an oral observation during the hearing of public interest litigation petitions on the menace of hoardings and banners.

The direction issued [for removal of illegal banners, hoardings and posters] by you seems to be ineffective, the Bench said when BBMP counsel submitted that action was initiated in many cases as per the advertisement bylaws and the engineers were taking action as per the law.

Observing that road accidents do occur due to distraction of drivers’ attention due to certain colourful banners and hoardings, the Bench questioned who would be responsible for such mishaps.

Referring to banners and hoardings put up during birthdays of political leaders, the Bench observed: “They put birthday posters of political leaders. They continue to linger until they are removed when the birthday poster regarding another political leader is put up…”

The Bench adjourned further hearing with counsel for the BBMP seeking some time to file additional affidavit.

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This denotes, we are in free india.. we have too much freedom or we
have too much liberty.. or our we do not have rules and no one cares
attitude everywhere.. thanks for our culture. we will take another 300
to 400 years to change. Lets wait.. no other way.

from:  kiran
Posted on: Sep 25, 2013 at 08:42 IST

Only in our country , this is happening . why ? because no ordinary
citizen can ask this question ? people don't want to get into any
problems confronting politicians due to fear .
as a senior citizen , i am fed up with this kind of discipline of
our countrymen . Irritating banners of politicians ( only ) are
everywhere on the roads ..
It is heartening to hear that our judiciary is trying to instal some
good discipline in this matter . we are with u .

from:  sivasubramanian
Posted on: Sep 24, 2013 at 04:30 IST
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